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Group Title: Historic Florida buildings
Title: The Thelma Boltin Center
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00091442/00003
 Material Information
Title: The Thelma Boltin 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
 Subjects
Subject: Architecture -- Historic architecture
Florida -- Gainesville
Recreation Center
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States -- Florida -- Alachua -- Gainesville
Coordinates: 29.6537 x -82.3206 ( Thelma Boltin Center, Gainesville, Florida )
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Abstract: The Thelma Boltin Recreation Center was built in 1943 as an activitiy center for servicemen. It was administered by the city of Gainesville and was later renamed in honor of Thelma Boltin, the first director of the center and a renowned folk artist.
General Note: Photograph taken using a Sony Cybershot digital camera
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00091442
Volume ID: VID00003
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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Thelma Boltin Recreation Center
The Thelma A. Boltin Recreation Center was built in 1943 and was called at the time the Soldier Service Center. The center was created for servicemen from surrounding areas so that they could have a place to gather and socialize. The center was administered by the Recreation Department of the City of Gainesville and offered activities such as picnics, dances, bicycling, and swimming. The center became extremely popular during the war, and reportedly in the month of April, 1943, more than 6,000 servicemen frequented the establishment. After the war, the center continued to be utilized as the City Recreation Center. In the years that followed the center was renamed in honor of its first program director, Thelma Bolton. She was a talented storyteller and renowned for her dedication to preserving Florida's Folklore. The Bolton Center is now a senior activity center and a multipurpose facility for special gatherings and receptions. http://heritage.acld.1ib.fl.usIl101-11501l146.html



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