Keene-Flint Hall Keene-Flint Hall:  Science Hall


Science Hall was completed in 1910, the new home of the departments of botany, chemistry, horticulture, physics, zoology, and bacteriology. The University Museum, which became the Florida State Museum in 1914, occupied the second floor. The building was later named for Dr. Edward R. Flint, who served as the first University Physician, as well as professor of chemistry. The building was rehabilitated and the auditorium wing was added in 2002 through the support of the Keene family; the project by Rowe Architects included restoration of the University Avenue entrance and the grand stair lobby.

Character Defining Features


  • SCALE camera
  •           2-1/2 stories

  •           L shape

              Cross gables

              Center hall entrance with double loaded corridor

  • ROOF
  •           Gable

  • ENTRANCES camera
  •           Center of block and at ends of the rectangular mass

  • WINDOWS camera
  •           Replacement sash

  • MATERIALS camera
  •           Brick is Common Bond

              6th course is Flemish Bond

              Flat light red clay tiles with flat ridge tile

              Copper downspouts, scuppers and conductor heads

  •           Water table with sloped surface

              Cast stone door surround with finials

              Crenellated parapet in old and new sections

  •           Layout retained with central hall and double loaded corridor

  •           Fronts on University Avenue - central entrance

              Forms courtyard space at exterior with addition


    Keene-Flint Hall


    Architect:  William Augustus Edwards

    Contractor:  J. J. Cain Company of Atlanta

    Building Name:  Dr. Edward R. Flint, first University Physician and Professor of Chemistry. A gift in 1997 from Kenneth and Janet Keene enabled the building's renovation. It was originally named Science Hall


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