UF Then & Now
From the Florida Seminary to the Univeristy of Florida


The University of Florida gets it roots from the Florida Seminary, a small agriculture school started in 1885. It moved to the current location of Gainesville, Florida, in 1906 thanks to the Buckman Act. Most of the early buildings were built in the Collegiate Gothic style with arches, sloping roofs, and even a few gargoyle ornamentations.

View the picture series to see a few important buildings on campus. The black and white pictures are from the 1900s, and the color pictures are very recent.

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