Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project



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Institution Name: Florida Southern College
Original/Historic Place Name: Waterdome
Location on Campus: West Campus - Johnson Ave.
Date(s) of Construction:
1948original construction Wright, Frank Lloyd
Designer: Frank Lloyd Wright
Type of Place: Landscape site
Style: (Glossary)
Significance: architecture, landscape
Narrative: see below
References: see below
ca. 1948outdoor space (reflecting pool)

Immediately adjacent to the Watson Building is the Wall Plaza and Water Dome. Originally designed as a single, large pool, the Water Dome has been redesigned and altered to form three separate pools. Due east of the secondary focal point are the Carter, Wallbridge, and Hawkins seminars (from National register report).


Florida Southern College. Historic American Buildings Survey report and photos. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, [n.d.].

Florida Southern College: The First Hundred Years. Lakeland, FL: Florida Southern College, 1985.

Frank Lloyd Wright Quarterly 12, no. 3 (2001).

Little, J. Rodney, and Phillip A. Werndli. Florida Southern College Architectural District. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 1975.

Rogers, Steven B. "The Frank Lloyd Wright Campus at Florida Southern College: A Child of the Sun." Frank Lloyd Right Quarterly 12 (Summer 2001): 4-23.


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