A Long Building Process
Located in the center of campus, just adjacent to Century Tower, the
University Auditorium is another well-recognized piece of the UF campus.
|The building, originally deemed
the Memorial Auditorium, was meant to be part of an “elaborate administration
building which included a 190-foot tower in the overall design.”(Auditorium)
And though the cornerstone for the building was set in 1922, it took years
for the building to be completed.
Later, in 1977, the auditorium was renovated and expanded by Gainesville architect James McGinley. (Auditorium)
Collegiate Gothic Style Architecture
One glance at the outside of the auditorium and it is obvious why this
building has been put on the list of National Register of Historic Places.
The building exemplifies Collegiate Gothic style with its “decorated
vaulted ceilings, gargoyles, exterior ornamentation and spires.”(Auditorium)
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