About 60 percent of that land that UNF was built on was donated to the city. The rest was bought with state and local funds. The donor contributions were recognized with a bronze plaque unveiled at a ceremony held in the Library Atrium. Mayor Hans Tanzler and Mrs. John E. Mathews Jr. also present. l-r: Charles Brightman Skinner (donor), Mary Virginia Skinner Jones (donor), Arthur Chester Skinner Jr. (donor), George Hodges Jr. (donor), and Alexander Brest (donor), unidentified person, Mayor Hans Tanzler, and Mrs. John E Mathews Jr.
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