Built between 1909-1911, the old Federal Building of Gainesville has been the home of the U.S. Post Office, Federal Court, District Attorney and the U.S. Land Office over the years . One of the most elaborate buildings constructed in Gainesville during the beginning of the 20th century, this shining example of classical revival architecture now houses the Hippodrome State Theatre, North Florida’s only professional regional theatre.

The shadow cast on the building was almost an afterthought; in hindsight it really helps the whole design work.