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Jefferson M. Hamilton Architectural Drawings and Photographs

Identifier: MS Group 185

Scope and Content

The collection is comprised of plans, renderings, and photographs related to the architectural work of Jefferson M. Hamilton, primarily dating from the 1920s through the 1940s. The majority of the drawings and photos are of structures in Tampa, Florida, including several residences, an office building, a social club, and the Henry B. Plant High School. There are also drawings and photos of an apartment building in St. Petersburg, skyscrapers and buildings in New York, the Washington Monument, and residential elements such as a pergola and a patio fountain. In addition, the collection includes Hamilton's 1947 certificate authorizing him to practice architecture in Florida.


  • Creation: 1926-1947



The collection is open for research.

Biographical/Historical Note

Jefferson Merritt Hamilton was born in Marianna, Florida, on December 8, 1891. He studied design and architecture at Auburn University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Minnesota. For the majority of his career he lived and worked in Florida, particularly in Tampa and Gainesville. He partnered with Franklin O. Adams for several years before creating his own practice. He served as consulting architect for various building projects at the University of Florida, including the Medical Center building in the 1950s. He also designed buildings for college campuses across the southern United States.


2 Linear feet (1 box)

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Plans, renderings, and photographs related to the architecture of Jefferson M. Hamilton in Tampa, Florida.

Physical Location

University of Florida Smathers Library Building

A Guide to the Jefferson M. Hamilton Architectural Drawings and Photographs
Finding aid prepared by John R. Nemmers
April 2005
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Description is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida Repository

George A. Smathers Libraries
PO Box 117005
Gainesville Florida 32611-7005 United States of America