Group Title: Historic Florida buildings
Title: The Thomas Center
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Title: The Thomas Center
Series Title: Historic Florida buildings
Physical Description: Photograph
Language: English
Creator: Stewart, Angela
Publisher: Stewart, Angela
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: 02/14/2009
Subject: Architecture -- Historic architecture
Florida -- Gainesville
Thomas Center
Hotel Thomas
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Alachua -- Gainesville
Coordinates: 29.6576 x -82.3219 ( Thomas Center, Gainesville, Florida )
Abstract: Also known as Sunkist Villa, it was built in 1910 in the Classical Revival style by noted Atlanta-based architect William Augustus Edwards.
Creation/Production Credits: Photograph taken using a Sony Cybershot digital camera
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Bibliographic ID: UF00091442
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.

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The Thomas Center
The Thomas Center, which was originally named Sunkist Villa, was built in 1910 for Major William Ruben Thomas and his family. In 1928, Thomas added a large section to the house, modified the interior and the house became Hotel Thomas. In 1970 it was quite dilapidated so the city purchased it and subsequently restored it to its hotel period. Since 1979, it has served as offices for the city of Gainesville and is now a Cultural Center which is opened daily to visitors. The Mediterranean-Revival style architecture of the house with its gardens and 1920's rooms is a tribute to a long ago era.

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