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Sunday, September 27, 2009

On the Avenue......

Thomas Center began as Sunkist Villa in 1910.
The private residence was expanded and opened
as the Hotel Thomas in 1928
An example of Mediterranean Revival-style architecture.

Purchased in 1979 by the city and restored.
Now serves as a cultural center and city offices.

The turtle fountain dates from the 1930's.

Still on guard in the Spanish Courtyard.
Odd that there are no Gator fountains
on the premises.