Sledd Hall Sledd Hall

Sledd Hall, designed by University Architect Rudolph Weaver, was built in 1929 and links to Fletcher and Thomas Halls. Sculptural figures along the cornice depict the all male student population of the period engaged in a variety of activities. Plaques with seals of great universities of the world suggested the University's goals for academic achievement. Courtyard entrances to the individual suites are enhanced with figures representing creatures from the sea and the local region. A sculptural frieze depicts the Spanish discovery of Florida and reflects the Spanish heritage of the state. Another sculptural relief depicts students with architectural tools and sporting equipment. An outstanding feature of the building was the Mucozo Tower South entrance to the dormitory courtyard. The sculptural features recognize the friendship of Chief Mucozo and Spanish explorer Juan Ortiz. The tower also included a trunk depository, where students' luggage was loaded on a dumb waiter to the storage level below. Sledd Hall was named for the first UF president, Dr. Andrew Sledd.


Character Defining Features

 

  • SCALE
  •           3-1/2 stories

  • MASSING camera
  •           Series of rectangular bars connecting to other buildings that define exterior court

              Prominent Ornamented Mucozo Tower

  • ROOF
  •           Gable

              Balustrade at parapet

              Cross gable bays

  • ENTRANCES camera
  •          Individual entrances facing courtyard

  • WINDOWS camera
  •           6 over 6 lights

              Double hung, paired

  • MATERIALS camera
  •           Brick is English Cross Bond

              Pronounced Diaper pattern on South facade

              Clay roof tiles, light red flat tile

  • ORNAMENTATION camera
  •           Plaques in balcony at top of angled bays, decorative seals

              Cast stone lintels, sills

              Water table half round with bulgiing torus

              Cast stone entrance surrounds

              Quoins at balustrade bays

              Sculptures inspired by local history and university life

  • INTERIOR FEATURES
  • BUILDING-SITE RELATIONSHIP
  •           Several wings define a rectangular courtyard with other buildings

              Pedestrian passages through the building mass on ground floor

              The proportion of clear space in the courtyards between the buildings is at least twice the ground to parapet height


     

    Sledd Hall detail from Mucozo Tower

     


    Architect:  Rudolph Weaver

    Contractor:  Sutton Brothers Company

    Building Name:  UF's first president, Andrew Sledd


     

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