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ALLIGATOR-MYSTERIOUS-MURPHREE-STONES

  

The Mysterious Murphree Stones
Mucozo, Ortiz & The Indian Princess
((( “bermuda triangle” )))

dave hogerty

ghosts of florida’s past

GHOSTS, GOBLINS, AND GARGOYLES — The stone carvings in the arches and walls of the University of Florida’s oldest dormitory, tell a story of Love, Religion, Racism, Fantasy, and War. The story of an unlikely friendship between MUCOZO, a young Timucua chief, and JUAN ORTIZ, a Spanish sailor who had been left behind by his own landing party that had gone ashore in Tampa Bay.
From their perch, looking down into the oak and pine-shaded Murphree Dormitory quad, the gargoyles and stone faces watch the students live their lives in the same North Florida space where they had lived 500 years before. (Florida Museum of Natural History)

JUNGLE LOVE (JUAN ORTIZ & PRINCESS HIRRIHIGUA)
1976 — “Bermuda Triangle” (Fleetwood Mac) 

Architectural Style
& University of Florida Design
Century Tower — Ground Zero
Plaza of The Americas
1922 University Auditorium


dave hogerty

clean Lines

UF maintenance worker Herbert Carlisle seems to be polishing the lined sky. Carlisle is washing the windows from his lofty perch within the darkened University Auditorium.
Always popular were the world renowned keyboardists who played the magnificent pipe organ that sits on the stage at the performances, many on Halloween, by world renowned keyboardists, playing the magnificent pipe organ that sits on the Auditorium stage … The Center of Attention. Usually, and appropriately, there was such a performance scheduled sometime near Halloween.  
Johann Sebastian (Bach) Captain Nemo

Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath  Black Sabbath
1970Miles Davis Bitches Brew

((( celestial doom )))

john moran

Moon Over The Plaza

UF ARCHITECTURAL STYLE
THE MYSTERIOUS MURPHREE STONES
The carvings on the walls and in the stone arches of UF’s oldest dormitory tell a North Florida story of Love and Hate, that was lived 500 years ago.
Ghosts Among Us
(UF Gargoyles)

Century Tower
University Auditorium

Plaza of The Americas
Reitz Union (Lawn)
Tigert Hall
University Gallery (Samuel P. Harn)
Florida Museum of Natural History
Smathers Library
The Hub (Campus Books and Supplies)
Rathskeller (Campus Bar)
Weimer Hall (Journalism) First under Florida Field’s west stands.

Lake Alice (Field)
Florida Field

O’Connell Center (Basketball, Swimming, Diving)
Condron Ballpark (Baseball)

Linder Stadium (Tennis)
Mark Bostick Golf Course

“Davy’s On The Road Again”
Manfred Mann (Keyboards)
((( music )))

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THE MYSTERIOUS MURPHREE STONES
The carvings on the walls and in the stone arches of UF’s oldest dormitory tell a North Florida story of Love and Hate, that was lived 500 years ago.

tuesday
september 24, 1912
vol. 1 no. 1
IN THE BEGINNING
florida history (1912-1983)
WELCOME TO GAINESVILLE
Much more than just another sleepy, little, North Florida town.
New Student Edition 1981
OPINION (Letters To The Editor)
CONVENIENCE (Is In The Eye of The Beholder)
100 THINGS TO DO (IN GAINESVILLE)
FOOTBALL ALMIGHTY
GATOR GROWL (HOMECOMING)
Gainesville Green (“I’d like to fertilize her buds”)
TOM PETTY (Coming Home)
MUSIC (The Sound of Higher Education)
HALLOWEEN BALL
PREACHERS (On The Green)
Murphree’s Opening Message (alt.)
Naked Launch (Pretty As A Florida Picture)
Diamond Teeth Mary (Singing With The Devil’s)
MOVIES (Pop Culture of The Day)

— dave.

Prince “Jungle Love”
((( ancient florida )))

Gargoyles Among Us

Hundreds of faces, figures, and depictions of Florida history are carved into much of the stone and mason work on the oldest buildings (architectural structures) on the University of Florida campus.

“Martha’s Madman”
Manfred Mann (Keyboards)
((( music )))