Buckman Hall

Buckman Hall, an historic building located in Murphree Area on the University of Florida campus in Gainesville, Florida, United States. It was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on January 11, 1974.

From 1974 to 2003, Buckman Hall functioned as a student cooperative dormitory. In exchange for lower rental rates, students performed much of the day-to-day maintenance themselves, such as general housekeeping and minor plumbing repairs. Residents also elected their own officers, who had the authority to make decisions concerning many aspects of residence hall life, a responsibility usually filled by resident assistants.

National Register listing
  • Buckman Hall (added 1974 - Building - #74000609)
  • N.W. 17th St., Gainesville (should be S.W. 17th)
  • Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event
  • Architect, builder, or engineer: Hadlow,W.T., Co., Edwards & Walters
  • Architectural Style: No Style Listed
  • Area of Significance: Architecture, Education
  • Period of Significance: 1900-1924
  • Owner: Local Gov't (should be state government)
  • Historic Function: Education
  • Historic Sub-function: College
  • Current Function: Education
  • Current Sub-function: Educational Related Housing
Current use

Buckman Hall has been used as a University of Florida dormitory since 1906.


Buckman Hall is named after Henry Holland Buckman.

Building Activity

  • OpenBuildings
    OpenBuildings added a digital reference
    about 6 years ago via OpenBuildings.com