An iconic structure of Florida State’s campus, the gothic-styled Westcott Building was once threatened by a massive blaze on April 27, 1969. The fire started in the roof above the fourth floor, spreading beneath the sheetrock ceiling and causing intense damage throughout the fourth floor. The Westcott Building housed the University’s administration as well asContinue reading “A Uniting Flame: Looking Back on the 50th Anniversary of the Westcott Fire”
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The Evolution of the Florida State Administration Building
Florida State administration building has changed often since the founding of the University in 1851. Originally, the administration building was known as “College Hall” and was built in the same spot where the current administration building is today. College Hall at Florida State College – Tallahassee, Florida. 1901. Black & white photoprint. State Archives ofContinue reading “The Evolution of the Florida State Administration Building”
Celebrating Independence Day
Happy 4th of July everyone! Special Collections & Archives is closed in observance of the holiday but will back to our regularly scheduled programming tomorrow morning.