Moderns that Matter

Moderns that Matter is an ongoing compilation of Gainesville’s most iconic and lesser known buildings and sites. Collectively, these places lend our city its distinct character and sense of place. Our goal is to ensure these buildings and sites are not lost, but are maintained and, when necessary, thoughtfully adapted for new uses and needs.

Gainesville Moderns that Matter include:

1964 - Lakeshore Towers,

Architect, Harry Merritt

2306 SW 13th St, Gainesville, FL


1962 - RIPS Dry Cleaners

316 Main St, Gainesville, FL


1975 - Grace Presbyterian Church

3146 NW 13th St,

Gainesville FL

1964 - Federal Court House,

Reynolds, Smith & Lee Architects

401 SE 1st Ave,

Gainesville, FL


1963 - Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity House

University of Florida

Gene Leedy, Architect

 2 Fraternity Dr,

Gainesville FL


1964 - Fire Station # 4

10 SW36 St Gainesville, FL


Florida Park Neighborhood

Gainesville, FL


Palm View Estates

Neighborhood Gainesville, FL

St Michaels Eposopal Church,
St Michaels Eposopal Church,

1974 - St. Michael’s Episcopal Church

Architect, Nils Schweizer

 4315 NW 23rd Ave, Gainesville, FL

Demolished 2019