Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Towers




Built in 1910, the James D. Westcott Building houses the main administrative offices of The Florida State University and is also home to Ruby Diamond Auditorium, the primary performance hall for the University. James D. Westcott was a former Florida Supreme Court justice who left a large part of his estate to the school in 1887. Ruby Diamond was one of thirteen graduates of the class of 1905 and a philanthropist who established scholarships for disadvantaged students. Much of the interior of this building was destroyed by fire in 1969, but the historic collegiate gothic exterior was preserved during the renovation that was completed in 1973. The fountain located in front of the building was built in 1917. In the second photo, the building can be seen through an arch on one side of the main gate of the University and the last photo shows the arch stretched across the entrance with part of the building behind it. The 1851 date near the top refers to the year the University was established.

Linking to Tuesday's Treasures and Our World Tuesday.


16 comments:

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelentes fotografias deste belo edifĂ­cio.
Uma boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

biebkriebels said...

A lovely building, it looks wel preserved.

Sandra said...

I really admire and like those towers, so beautiful. glad they could preserve the outside and leave it like it was.

Marleen said...

I like the view through the archway!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I like the building and archway. The towers are pretty.
Have a happy day and week ahead!

Tom said...

...Lois, this gorgeous building was built when building beautiful things was important. Thanks for sharing, enjoy the Advent season.

Christine said...

Beautifully framed in your second photo, Lois!

RedPat said...

These are great pics, Lois! I especially like the 2nd one!

Sharon Anck said...

What a gorgeous building and you've photographed it beautifully. It's wonderful that it was preserved and restored after that fire.

William Kendall said...

Marvelous architecture!

bill burke said...

Beautiful photos! I love the way you composed the second photo, well done, Lois.

Lowcarb team member said...

Thanks for the photographs and information...

All the best Jan

A Colorful World said...

Beautiful architecture, Lois!

Kay said...

Very nice shots and a great bit of history! It would have been a shame if the auditorium had been entirely lost. The exterior is very striking.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's a wonderful looking building Lois, especially through the arch.. what a super view, nice work!

Lady Fi said...

What a lovely building!