Archbold Biological Station at Red Hill

Archbold Biological Station at Red Hill (HM1DK8)

Location: Venus, FL 33960 Highlands County
Country: United States of America

N 27° 10.928', W 81° 21.125'

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These buildings were designed and built during 1930-1935 by Alexander Blair for the Red Hill Estate of John A. Roebling II, son of Washington A. Roebling, who built the Brooklyn Bridge. The industrial vernacular buildings (structures meant to house industrial activities) were constructed of poured concrete to withstand hurricanes and the humid sub-tropical conditions. The largest building, with its distinctive saw-tooth roof, features an original seven-unit storehouse and attached two-story residence. Other buildings include the garage, generator building, and the deep-well pump house. In 1941, Roebling donated the buildings and surrounding estate to Richard Archbold (1907-1976), a famous aviator, explorer and patron of science. Here he founded Archbold Biological Station, a world-renowned facility dedicated to ecological research and conservation. The Roebling buildings were converted to laboratories and offices. The Station manages a 9,000-acre preserve of international conservation importance, and harboring the Florida scrub, a globally threatened ecosystem. Archbold Biological Station at Red Hill was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007, for its historical significance in architecture, science, and conservation.
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HM NumberHM1DK8
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Marker NumberF-643
Year Placed2008
Placed ByThe Archibold Biological Station and the Florida Department of State
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Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 12:49am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 465124 N 3006657
Decimal Degrees27.18213333, -81.35208333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 27° 10.928', W 81° 21.125'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds27° 10' 55.68" N, 81° 21' 7.50" W
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Area Code(s)863
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1-199 Cottage Dr, Venus FL 33960, US
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