Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Lee-Cousins Administration Building

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Institution Name: Edward Waters College
Original/Historic Place Name: Benamin F. Lee Building
Location on Campus: 1658 Kings Rd.
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
1925original construction Unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style(s): (Glossary)
Foundation: concrete
Walls: red brick
Roof: tar; gravel
ca. 1925-present (2007)other (seminary)
ca. 1925-present (2007)auditorium

Significance: education, history, religion
Landmark designation:
Narrative: see below
References: see below

Edward Waters College is the oldest institution of higher learning in Florida. The B.F. Lee Building has served as a Theological Seminary and has hosted gospel concerts by Shirley Caesar, and events for political candidates Jeb Bush, Corrine Brown, Jesse L. Jackson and Shirley Chisholm.

I. Bibliographic sources:

None specified.

II. Location of other data:
University: Library, Special Collections, Facilities Management Office

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