Newell Hall

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Material Information

Title:
Newell Hall
Series Title:
UF Then & Now - Bringing the Past into the Present
Physical Description:
Photograph
Creator:
Marlin, Pam
Publisher:
Pam Marlin
Place of Publication:
Gainesville, FL

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Newell Hall
Agricultural Experiment Station

Notes

Abstract:
The 1906 University of Florida Record predicted, "It may take a hundred years for the completion of these plans, but as the State grows…, the University will finally grow into a splendid and harmonious whole…." As one who has a deep interest in history and is a long-term University of Florida employee, it was only natural for me to try to contrast in photos the UF of today with the UF of yesterday. The UF, Then & Now photo project presents a unique opportunity to bring the past and present together in a way that serves to remind us of UF's own heritage and the many who have gone before us as students, staff and educators at this fine institution. Some of these photos presented quite a challenge. The University Auditorium, for example, has been added to extensively in the front and on both sides and Ben Hill Griffin Stadium/Florida Field has seen many additions since it was first built in 1930. My favorite photos are of Sledd Hall, which still has a 'Trunk Delivery' window where student's trunks were dropped off and placed on a dumb waiter to be lowered to the basement for storage, and the students exiting Florida Gym after a memorial service for John F. Kennedy, a historic moment in time. Overall, though interior renovations have occurred, most building exteriors have not changed. The experience was quite rewarding and reminded me that the foundation of what has made this University a leading academic institution still exists in its people and buildings. Abstract also by Pam Marlin.
General Note:
(Caption) Then: Dr. John Tigert, President of UF, stands in front of Newell Hall in 1944. Newell Hall was built in 1910 and was originally called the Agricultural Administration Station. The building was named for Wilmon Newell, Director of the Station from 1921 to 1943. Built as the Florida Experiment Station, Newell Hall represented the close link between the academic mission of the land-grant university and practical agricultural services to the growers and farmers of the state. A restoration of Newell Hall was completed in 1944, the only major campus construction project completed during the Second World War. Now: The entry sign, Agricultural Experiment Station Newell Hall, is still there as are parts of the ladder. The building has not been renovated since 1944. There is even a cool vault inside.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All rights reserved by the source institution.
Resource Identifier:
sobekcm - AA00005029_00003
System ID:
AA00005029:00003