Project: The Gillespie Museum of Minerals (1941)
Location: Deland, Florida
The Gillespie Museum of Minerals is Stetson University’s Earth and Science Museum. With a collection of over 15,000 minerals, rock and fossil specimens is one of the oldest and largest in the southeastern United States. Home of the museum is a beautiful two story concrete structure with brick and stucco facades built in 1941 as a private residence.
The Gillespie Museum of Minerals received a Conservation Assessment Program (CAP) grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), a federal agency. The program is managed by” Heritage Preservation” based in Washington D.C. who contracted William B Medellin Architect P.A. to perform an Architectural Assessment of the existing conditions.