University Police Department

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    University Police Department

    WRUF, chartered in the 1920’s as the Voice of the University of Florida, was one of the country’s most powerful college radio stations. Famed sportscaster Red Barber began his career by broadcasting UF sports events for this station. The Tudor Revival studio was a variation from the brick Collegiate Gothic that remains in harmony with the campus and appropriate to the small scale of the building. In the 1950’s WRUF moved to new quarters, and the building has since then been the headquarters of the University Police Department.

    Architect: Rudolph Weaver
    Building Name: WRUF Radio Station, until 1957

    University Police Department Character-Defining Features
    SCALE
    • 1-1/2 stories
    MASSING
    • Rectangular with projecting cross gable at front
    ROOF
    • Asphalt shingles
    ENTRANCES
    • Asymmetrical placement under porches
    WINDOWS
    • 9 over 9 light
    • Double hung
    • Wood
    MATERIALS
    • Brick is Common Bond
    • Mixed color range of light orange, red and flashed bricks
    • Round arch rowlocks and soldier course above doors
    • Stucco and wood “half timbering”
    ORNAMENTATION
    • Tudor Revival features
    • Steeply sloped cross gables
    • Half timbering
    • Decorative brick work in gable end
    • Timber trim at porches
    INTERIOR FEATURES
    BUILDING-SITE RELATIONSHIP
    • Building set off to the side of Museum Road and in a low area
    • Was former campus radio station