I'm willing to guess that for many, many people across the state or even the nation, if asked to name a "historic college campus," few would think of a Florida school. Quick, try this -- name three historic Florida universities. . . .
Fortunately, there is the Council of Independent College's Historic Campus Architecture Project (HCAP) to help. This program, funded by Getty Foundation grants, has compiled a database of historic architecture and landscapes on campuses across the United States, including eight in Florida:
Edward Waters College,
Florida Southern College,
Palm Beach Atlantic University,
Saint Leo University, and
According to the HCAP website, "This project presents information about significant buildings, landscapes, campus plans, and heritage sites of American higher education and identifies sources for further research." The site allows searches by state, campus, type or style of building, time period, and other categories. A searchable bibliography is also available. An underlying purpose of the project is to make the information available to university planners.
Other Florida universities that have compiled information about historic architecture on campus and made it available on the Internet are:
University of South Florida,
University of Florida, and
Florida State University.