Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Tookes Building

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Institution Name: Edward Waters College
Original/Historic Place Name: H. Y. Tookes Library
Location on Campus: 1658 Kings Rd.
Date(s) of Construction:
1945original 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. 1945-present (2006)library

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 political candidates Jeb Bush, Corrine Brown, Jesse L. Jackson and Shirley Chisholm.

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


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