Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A little bit of history

Stetson University is a beautiful campus in the heart of Central Florida. There are many historical buildings that have been preserved, and are being used as classrooms, and student housing.


Stetson University was founded in 1883. The 175-acre DeLand campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the turn-of-the-century buildings have been modernized and updated without losing their charm.

The latest additions to the DeLand campus (2008-2009 academic year) are the following construction projects: Science Center addition to the existing Sage Hall; Mary B. McMahan Hall, an addition to the School of Music's Presser Hall; the Homer and Dolly Hand Art Center; and the Marshall and Vera Lea Rinker Environmental Learning Center. Within the past two years, a softball training facility was added at Patricia Wilson Field; five fraternity houses were renovated; and six residential halls were built, five of which feature apartment-style living.


The President's residence -

What a lovely place to spend an afternoon and soak in a little bit of the past.

Please stop by and visit Coloradolady's Vintage Thingie Thursday.

10 comments:

Ruth said...

thats very interesting! thank you for sharing with us!

Blessings,
Ruth

Julia said...

Gorgeous campus!

marianedwardsdreamweaver said...

oh i DO LOVE those gorgeous historical buildings..they most definitely deserve to be preserved :)

Coloradolady said...

Wow....what beautiful historical homes. Your photos are just wonderful!! Happy VTT!

Anna said...

That is an incredible campus. My college was so modern, I would have loved to live and learn in a place like this.

Pam said...

What a gorgeous campus. Love the architecture down there.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

WOW...thanks for taking us along. Such a gorgeous campus :)

Blessings!
Gail

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

This reminds me of my home town of Redlands Ca. Very beautiful with many Victorian hames and public bulidings. Thank's for the tour....Julian

Bea said...

I am always so happy to see old places rehabbed and put into use...

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

wondering if you'd be interested in joining our tea exchange for November?
our Tea Lovers Corner is looking for interested participants ~ thought of you & your interest...