Tuesday, December 12, 2017
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.