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Carleton Auditorium

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The William G. Carleton Auditorium,[1] built in 1954, is a historic building on the campus of the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, in the United States. Like several other buildings on campus, it was designed by architect Guy Fulton in an early campus Brutalist style, and it is joined to Walker Hall by a breezeway. It seats 680 and was used as a lecture hall for the University College (predecessor to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences). In 1970, it was renamed for William G. Carleton, longtime professor of history and social sciences known for the colorful presentation of his freshman "American Institutions" lectures.[2]

Carleton Auditorium
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Carleton Auditorium is located in Florida
Carleton Auditorium
Carleton Auditorium is located in the United States
Carleton Auditorium
LocationGainesville, Florida
Coordinates29°38′57″N 82°20′30″W / 29.64917°N 82.34167°W / 29.64917; -82.34167Coordinates: 29°38′57″N 82°20′30″W / 29.64917°N 82.34167°W / 29.64917; -82.34167
Built1954
ArchitectGuy Fulton
Architectural stylecampus Brutalist
Added to NRHPApril 20, 1989

In 2008 Carleton Auditorium became a contributing property in the University of Florida Campus Historic District which was added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 20, 1989.[3][4]

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  1. ^ UF Named Facilities: William G. Carleton Auditorium
  2. ^ McCarthy, Kevin M., and Laurie, Murray D., Guide to the University of Florida and Gainesville, 1977, Sarasota: Pineapple Press, p 141
  3. ^ National Park Service Weekly Update on July 3, 2008
  4. ^ Gainesville Sun July 16, 2008