Florida College - Campus


Florida College is located in Temple Terrace, Florida, approximately 20 minutes northeast of Tampa, on the grounds of what was once the home of Florida Bible Institute. About 20,000 people live in Temple Terrace, which covers an area of 4.5 square miles (12 km2). The Hillsborough River marks the eastern edge of the main campus, which is bordered on the other three sides by the private golf course land of the Temple Terrace Golf and Country Club. Across the Hillsborough River, the college has Conn Gymnasium and its athletic fields. Immediately adjacent to the gym is an affiliated private pre-kindergarten through ninth grade school called Florida College Academy, and then a large physical plant warehouse. The main campus includes two of the oldest buildings in the city. Sutton Hall, built about 1922, was originally the clubhouse for the Temple Terrace Golf and Country Club. The Student Center, built around 1926, was once the Club Morocco Nightclub and Casino. Tampa architect M. Leo Elliott designed both buildings. According to the 1988 Temple Terrace Historic Resources Survey, both buildings are eligible for the National Register of Historic Places.

The Hutchinson Auditorium, one of the more striking Mid Century Modern buildings in Temple Terrace cost $100,000 in 1961, and was commemorated March 5, 1961. Architect was Gary Boyle, Tampa, it was built by Paul Smith Construction Co., Tampa, and largely financed by the Hutchinson family. Most materials for the auditorium were shipped from Chattanooga, Tennessee. Hutchinson Auditorium is central to Florida College as it serves as the meeting place for weekday morning chapel assemblies at 10:15 a.m. during the school year and as the theater for most major productions on campus (e.g. plays, concerts, etc.).

Two new residence halls were begun during the 2007-2008 school year and completed in the first half of the 2008-2009 academic year. Boswell Hall, which holds 320 beds, is five stories tall, and is said to be the tallest building in old Temple Terrace. All on-campus men live in Boswell.

Terrace Hall is the new residence hall available for the women. It holds 90 beds and is also five stories tall. This supplements the other two women's residence halls, Hinely Hall and historic Sutton Hall.

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