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Property Name DAN BRANCH HOUSE
Reference Number 15000782
State Florida
County Alachua
Town Gainesville
Street Address 5707 Southwest 17 Drive
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 11/12/2015
Areas of Significance ARCHITECTURE
Link to full file https://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/15000782.pdf
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The Dan Branch House is significant under Criterion C for its expression of the Midcentury Modern Style. Architect Dan Paulk Branch, who designed the house for his family, was influenced by Florida architects Paul Rudolph and Gene Leedy. As a member of the faculty of the University of Florida, Branch taught modern architectural theory and practiced in Gainesville from 1961 to 1973. The Dan Branch House, built in 1965, exemplifies his high standards of modern architectural design that were specifically adapted to its North Florida setting. This building retains a high degree of physical integrity of location, setting, design, materials and workmanship that reflect its significant historic associations.

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