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Creation Date

9-3-2012

Building Name

Century Tower UF

Historic District

University of Florida Campus Historic District

Description

Century Tower UF, Gainesville, Fl.

The Century Tower is a 157-foot-tall (48 m) carillon tower in the center of the University of Florida campus in Gainesville, Florida. It was built in 1953 by William Augustus Edwards.

Century Tower is one of the most identifiable features of the University of Florida campus. The dream of building a tower began in 1953, when alumni sought funds to construct a monument in memory of students killed in World War I and World War II. The tower also commemorates the 100th anniversary of the founding of the University of Florida in 1853. The fund drive resulted in the construction of the 157-foot-tall tower, completed in 1956.

Contributing Building - University of Florida Campus Historic District - National Register of Historic Places NRIS #89000322

Latitude, Longitude

29.64809444, -82.34333056

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.,Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Century Tower UF; UF University of Florida; Carillon tower; Alachua County (Fl.); College campuses --- Florida --- Gainesville.

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