Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Lee-Cousins Administration Building

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Institution Name: Edward Waters College
Original/Historic Place Name: Benamin F. Lee Building
Location on Campus: 1658 Kings Rd.
Date(s) of Construction:
1925original construction
Designer: unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Other (Glossary)
Significance: education, history, religion
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: concrete
Walls: red brick
Roof: tar, gravel
ca. 1925-present (2006)other (seminary)
ca. 1925-present (2006)auditorium

Edward Waters College is the oldest institution of higher learning in Florida. The B.F. Lee Building has served as a Theological Seminary and has hosted gospel concerts by Shirley Caesar, and events for political candidates Jeb Bush, Corrine Brown, Jesse L. Jackson and Shirley Chisholm.

The Centennial was originally used as a high school and elementary school in conjunction with a wood frame building that no longer stands.


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