A sparkling fountain graces the center of Landis Green, a place where students roam, relax and reinvigorate the mind, body and soul. The beautifully crafted water feature represents the university’s evolution from a liberal arts college for women to the nationally acclaimed liberal arts and research university it is today.
The monument displays six life-sized bronze figures. On the Landis Hall side of the fountain, three female figures symbolize the years as Florida State College for Women. Their attire reflects the college culture during its existence from 1915 until 1947. On the north side are two female figures and one male statue representing the students of today. From the lively statues to the serenity of the reflection pool, this monument offers passersby a glimpse of the institution’s past and a look toward the future.
The Legacy Fountain is the creation of Edward Jonas, a painter and co-founder of the Portrait Society of America, who received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Florida State University in 1971. Mr. Jonas has crafted several sculptures on the Florida State campus including the Francis Eppes monument and the statue entitled Sportsmanship, which can be found at Doak Campbell Stadium Gate C.
The south side of Landis Green features one of the most well-known dorms, Landis Hall.