Title: Townes Leigh Hall
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00080447/00002
 Material Information
Title: Townes Leigh Hall
Physical Description: Image/Photograph
Creator: Kesse, Erich J., 1959-
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Historic buildings
College buildings
Ephemera -- Florida   ( ltgm )
Artifacts -- Florida   ( aat )
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Alachua -- Gainesville
Florida
Coordinates: 29.6504510601585 x -82.3442575312961
 Notes
General Note: The Chemistry-Pharmacy Building was completed in the fall of 1927. Designed by Rudolph Weaver, it was built by J. L. Crouse Company. In 1949 a new wing designed by Guy Fulton was added to the west enlarging the building to about about 90,000 square feet. In 1950, th Chemistry-Pharmacy Building was named after Dr. Townes R. Leigh, who had served UF as a vice president, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and chair of the Chemistry Department (1920-49). Leigh Hall is part of a complex of buildings devoted to chemistry research and education. (Pharmacy moved to the Health Sciences Center in the early 1960s.) Other buildings include the Chemistry Research Building (1967) and the Chemistry Laboratory (1990). Leigh Hall was added to the National Register in 1979. It is a part of the University of Florida Campus Historic District, a group of buildings added to the National Register as an historic district in 1989. The exterior decorations of Leigh Hall are particularly interesting. Fitting for a building in Collegiate Gothic style, are reliefs of gargoyles, alchemical symbols, and names of famous scientists.
Funding: Funded in part by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), Ephemeral Cities Project.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00080447
Volume ID: VID00002
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: University of Florida building number 9

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