Title: Strolling through a college town : Gainesville and the University of Florida
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Title: Strolling through a college town : Gainesville and the University of Florida
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Taylor, Laurie
Publication Date: 2007
Spatial Coverage: Florida -- Alachua -- Gainesville
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Bibliographic ID: UF00076713
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Strolling through a College Town: Gainesville and the University of Florida

Strolling through a College Town: Gainesville and the
University of Florida

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The Ephemeral Cities Project brings together various resources like maps and city directories
from particular years so that the resources can be browsed spatially and temporally. This time
and space-based navigation allows users to easily gain a sense of the cities covered in specific
years as well as allowing users to see how the city has changed over time.
For instance, Gainesville developed through its relationship with the University of Florida. Notice
the amount of space that the University of Florida occupies on the 1913 map. Then, notice that
this space has grown on the 1922 map. Both of these maps are recentered to include both the
University of Florida and the city of Gainesville.
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Alachua County
Established: 1824
Etymology Alachua is either a Muskogee or Timucua word for "smkhole"
Major Cllies. Alachua. Gainesille, Hawthorne, High Spnngs. Waldo

There are 11 map sets for this area.

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Insurance maps ofAlachua, Flonda [vsual index I full citation
Gainesmllle. Alachua County. Florid. 1884 [ visual index I full citation ]
Ganesville, Alachua County. Florida. 1887 [visual index I full ciation
&G ,.*,-.. alirt.u. I r, ,.- v. FIl..d. 1892 visual index I full citation
C .,s.,Ir .'-i At-. r.,j .:..j.i. Fli.r.3j 1897 [visual ndex I full citation
Gainesille, Alachua County. Florida, 1903 [visual index I full citation
Gainesvile. Alachua County. Fonda. 1909 [visual index I full crtaton
Gainesville, Alachua County. Florida, 1913 [visual ndex I full ctation
Gainesille. Alachua County. Flonda. 1922 [visual index I full citation ]
High Springs
Insurance maps of High Springs, Florida [visual index I full citation ]
Insurance maps of Nevwbrry, Florida | visual index I full citation I

Using the list of maps for Alachua County, examine the maps for Gainesville in 1913 and 1922.
What components of the city and the University are still in the same place today?
Find the following University of Florida buildings and answer whether or not these
buildings are in the same locations:
o College of Law
o Teachers College
o Administration Building
o Gymnasium
Use the zoomable image to find the "motion picture projector" on campus on the 1922
map. The image notes that the projector is "iron enclosed." Why would that be important
to the Sanborn Insurance company that created these maps?

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Using the Features and Streets (from the left side), find a familiar
street or feature and trace its development from the 1884 to 1922
maps, and then find the same features and streets using a current
map tool like Google Maps and compare.
How have the features and streets changed overtime?
Have they been renamed, repurposed, redesigned, replaced,
Do, or how do, their changes reflect the larger changes in
Gainesville and the University of Florida?

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