Photographic Images of Historic Architecture in the United States

Finding Aid

Collection Number: M11-2
Dates: (Inclusive) 2005-2012
Size: 1.1 linear ft.
Repository: Special Collections, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida
Arrangement: Images arranged by subject category.
Language: English
Container List: View Container List

Abstract

George Lansing ("Lance") Taylor, Jr. is an avocational photographer and University of North Florida Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer. The collection consists of nearly 10,000 photographic images, in electronic format, taken by Taylor of historic architectural sites in the United States, primarily in Florida and Georgia. The images, dated between 2005-2012, provide visual documentation of athletic venues, bridges, cemeteries, churches and synagogues, clubs and associations, college campuses, commercial enterprises, financial institutions, fire stations, hospitals, hotels, libraries, lighthouses, memorials and monuments, museums, national parks, post offices, public buildings, residences, schools, signs and historic markers, and theaters.

Acquisition

The collection was donated to the Library by Mr. Taylor in 2011.

Access to the Collection

The collection is open for research. For information relating to the collection and to make an appointment to view the collection, contact (904) 620-1533 or e-mail lib-special@unf.edu.

Preferred Citation

Photographic Images of Historic Architecture of the United States, Thomas G. Carpenter Library, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida.

Additional Guides

Related Materials

The images are available for viewing on Flickr. Arranged by broad subject categories, with specific sets of images included under each topic: Architecture, Florida counties, Georgia counties, Post Offices, Markers, Cornerstones and Signs, Geography, and Miscellaneous Sets.

Historical / Biographical Note

George Lansing ("Lance") Taylor, Jr. is a native Floridian, born in Live Oak, FL. His family moved to Jacksonville when he was six years old. Taylor attended private and public schools in Jacksonville and graduated from the University of North Florida (UNF) in 1974 with a B.A. in Computer Science. He received his M.B.A. degree from UNF in 1986. With the exception of a brief stint in the private sector, Taylor has worked at UNF since 1974. Initially hired as a computer lab assistant, he worked his way up to his current position as Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer. His interest in the photography of historic architecture had its beginnings in 2000 and has developed over the years from an early focus on United States Post Offices to his broadened objectives of today, where his primary focus is on structures that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. His current interests include historic county courthouses, lighthouses, houses of worship, fire stations, libraries, banks, and movie theatres.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of nearly 10,000 photographs in electronic format of historic architectural sites in the United States, primarily in Florida and Georgia. The images are color, featuring daylight scenes, and dated between 2005-2012. Major subject categories include athletic venues, bridges, cemeteries, churches and synagogues, clubs and associations, college campuses, commercial enterprises, financial institutions, fire stations, hospitals, hotels, libraries, lighthouses, memorials and monuments, museums, national parks, post offices, public buildings, residences, schools, signs and historic markers, and theaters.

 

Print copies of miscellaneous images were featured in a Special Collections exhibit, "Jacksonville Architecture: In Print and Photography," December 15, 2011 - March 22, 2012.

Index Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection:

     

  • Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.
  • Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville.
  • Architecture -- Florida -- Photographs.
  • Architecture -- Florida -- Jacksonville -- Photographs.
  • Architecture -- Georgia -- Photographs.
  • Historic buildings -- Florida -- Photographs.
  • Historic buildings -- Georgia -- Photographs.
  • Historic buildings -- Florida -- Pictorial works.
  • Historic buildings -- Georgia --Pictorial works.
  • Historic buildings -- Florida -- Jacksonville -- Photographs.
  • Historic sites -- Florida -- Photographs.
  • Historic sites -- Georgia -- Photographs.
  • Business enterprises -- Florida -- Jacksonville -- Photographs.
  • Jacksonville  (Fla.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. -- Pictorial works.
  • Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville.