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Annie D. Broward Hall

Honoree

Annie Douglass Broward, wife of Florida Governor Napoleon Bonaparte Broward who served from 1905 to 1909 was a well-known civic leader throughout the state of Florida. She championed civil rights and supported charitable, educational and public welfare programs. As a forward-thinking community activist, she advocated equal rights for women and campaigned for child welfare laws. Her dedication to public issues led her to organize the Florida Parent-Teachers Association, and she served as the founding president of the Jacksonville Women's Club.

Facility History

Broward Hall was originally built to house the rapidly increasing numbers of female students, Broward Hall went co-ed in 1972. Guy Fulton designed the hall and construction was completed at a cost of $1.66 million. This complex reflects the angular footprint, breezeways and corrugated glass block stairwell of the first women's dormitories.

Part of the Broward/Rawlings/Yulee Residence Area, Broward Hall is near an outdoor swimming pool, a series of tennis courts, and a large grassy area dubbed "Broward Beach" where students and residents meet to enjoy the sun. In close proximity is the recently-constructed Broward Dining Facility.

Broward Hall is a Faculty-in-Residence Community. Designed to bring faculty and students together beyond the classroom, the Faculty-in-Residence Program at Broward promotes interaction between residents and an on-site faculty member. The faculty-in-residence lives in an apartment in the hall and shares in the residence hall experience with the residents. The faculty-in-residence provides academic advising and helps plan and implement special programs.

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