Monday, May 18, 2009

Bloxham Building

 
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This state office building is located in downtown Tallahassee. It was built in 1925 as the Caroline Brevard Grammar School. The two story Mediterranean Revival style brick building features a cross-gabled red tile roof, arched windows, and decorative details. Designed by noted southern architect, William A. Edwards, the building was the first consolidated school in Leon County and is the oldest school building in Tallahassee. The building was sold to the state of Florida in 1964, and in 1966 the name of the building was changed to the Bloxham Building in honor of William Dunnington Bloxham, who served as Florida's governor for two terms (1881-1885 and 1897-1901). The building is currently occupied by state of Florida employees from the Department of Revenue and Fish and Wildlife Commission.

8 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Lois!
Thanks for all details and information!
In fact this building is wonderful!
Kind regards
Léia

Darla said...

Love the history of these old buildings.

Jacob said...

That's a very nice building, too!

Abe Lincoln said...

Interesting bits of information about your town. Love the photo and the blue sky with the clouds too.

B Squared said...

Seems well preserved for an "old" Florida building.

That is the chicken said...

I'm amazed by the beautiful achitecture in your city, not what I expect in Florida for some reason! I guess I think it will be very modern always.

Hilda said...

The oldest school building — I like that. And it's always nice to see old buildings finding new uses.

Lisa Wilson said...

Nice old building with a cool name!