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Florida A&M University facts for kids
|Florida Agricultural and Mechanical College for Negroes
State Normal and Industrial College for Colored Students
State Normal College for Colored Students
|Motto||Excellence With Caring|
|Established||October 3, 1887|
420 acres (1.7 km2)
|Colors||Orange and Green
|Athletics||NCAA Division I– Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC)|
|Nickname||Rattlers and Lady Rattlers|
|Affiliations||State University System of Florida
|Mascot||Venom the Rattlesnake|
Florida A&M University or FAMU, is a public, historically black university in Tallahassee, Florida. Its official name is Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. Florida A&M University was built on the highest of seven hills in Tallahassee. It opened on October 3, 1887.
FAMU's main campus is in Tallahassee. It is close to the State Capitol and the campus of Florida State University. The university also has campuses in Orlando, Miami, Jacksonville, Tampa and Crestview.
National historic district
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical College Historic District
FAMU campus, Lee Hall
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|Area||370 acres (1.5 km2)|
|Architect||William Augustus Edwards; Rudolph Weaver, et al.|
|Architectural style||Colonial Revival, Classical Revival|
|NRHP reference No.||96000530|
|Added to NRHP||May 9, 1996|
The Florida A&M Tallahassee Campus has 132 buildings that spread out over 420 acres (1.7 km2). Part of the campus is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. This is named the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical College Historic District. It was placed on the list on May 9, 1996.
The district is in the center of the campus. In the National Register, it covers 370 acres (1.5 km2). It includes 14 historic buildings and 1 object. One campus building, the old Carnegie Library, is listed separately on the National Register.
On April 18, 2012, the AIA's Florida Chapter put Lee Hall at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University on its list of Florida Architecture: 100 Years. 100 Places.