Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University: McGuinn Hall – Tallahassee FL

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McGuinn Hall was a Colonial Revival style men’s dormitory constructed in 1938 on the campus of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU), a historically black college founded in Tallahassee, Florida in 1887. A dedication plaque on the wall of McGuinn Hall indicates that it was constructed as a Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works project, number FLA 1092-6-DS. The architect was Rudolph Weaver, F.A.I.A., who served as dean of the University of Florida’s College of Architecture from 1925 until 1944. He designed a number of dormitories for the University of Florida as well as Florida State University. The latter included Landis Hall, also constructed in 1938 with funding from the Public Works Administration. The contractor for McGuinn Hall was H.S. Baird, Inc. The dormitory was demolished in early 2019, along with several other older dormitories.

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Dedicatory plaque on building (see image).

WFSU "FAMU is tearing down Nearly Half of Its Dorms" (https://news.wfsu.org/post/famu-tearing-down-nearly-half-its-dorms)

Wikipedia "Rudolph Weaver" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rudolph_Weaver)

Project originally submitted by Jonathan Lammers on March 20, 2019.

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Location Info


1676 S Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
Tallahassee, FL 32307

Location notes: Campus of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU). East side of South Martin Luther King, Jr. across the street from the FAMU University Career Center (approximately 1676 S Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, )

Coordinates: 30.42522589999999, -84.28585829999997

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