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    Bryan Hall

    Designed as the College of Law in 1914 by the first University Architect William Edwards, Bryan Hall is now part of the Warrington College of Business Administration. A tower defines the building entrances and wing intersection; the Tudor arched entries are headed by terra cotta reliefs inscribed “Lex” with scales of justice at the East entry and “College of Law” at the West. The primary interior space was the second floor courtroom, detailed with a paneled judge’s bench. Rudolph Weaver, University Architect 1925-1944 designed a library addition that forms the Northwest corner. Guy Fulton, University Architect 1944-1956 designed the East wing that is both compatible and a statement of its own time. The post-World War II construction references the original entry tower and its terra cotta reliefs with a gable entrance and cast-stone reliefs in modern detail. This concept of compatibility continues with the adjacent Gerson Hall School of Accounting, completed in 2004.

    Architect: William Edwards 1914; library addition by Rudolph Weaver 1939; East wing and dean’s office by Guy Fulton 1949-50
    Building Name: U.S. Senator Nathan Bryan, first chair of the State Board of Control for Florida Universities

    Bryan Hall Character-Defining Features
    SCALE
    • 2-1/2 Stories
    MASSING
    • L-shaped plan defines exterior space
    • Tower forms
    ROOF
    • Gable Roof
    • Cross Gables
    • Shed Dormers
    ENTRANCES
    • Cast stone ornament at door surrounds
    • Shallow arch topped doorway
    WINDOWS
    • ¬†Aluminum replacement sash in original paired and single openings
    • 9 over 9 light
    • Double hung
    • Shallow arch topped three part windows
    MATERIALS
    • Brick is Common bond
    • 6th course headers, soldier course headers
    • Light red clay French tile roofs
    • Ornamental carved rafter ends
    ORNAMENTATION
    • Cast stone sills and lintels
    • Ornament design reflects three periods of construction
    INTERIOR FEATURES
    • Three story library space
    BUILDING-SITE RELATIONSHIP
    • Prominent location at the Northeast gateway to campus
    • Wings of the building define an open space