KATE JACKSON RECREATION CENTER
Posted by: debbado
N 27° 56.085 W 082° 28.615
17R E 354689 N 3090851
Quick Description: Built on former homesite of Kate Veronica Jackson.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 10/5/2009 5:02:34 PM
Waymark Code: WM7CNH
BUILT ON THE FORMER HOMESITE OF
KATE VERONICA JACKSON
Born January 13, 1857 - Died December 11, 1940
Kate Jackson deeded this property to Sacred Heart Catholic Church which later sold it to the city. The recreation center was named for her in recognition of her seminal efforts toward the development of Tampa's first public playgrounds under trained directors. She is entitled to credit for the acquisition of Tampa's first public playground and contributed a "considerable sum of money to its equipment," according to former Mayor D.B. McKay, in office in 1910. She was an organizer and first president of Tampa Civic Association, formed in 1911, which carried forward strenuous campaigns for playgrounds, city clean-up, a public library, better streets and beautification--"cultivating higher ideals of civic life and beauty" (her words).
SPONSORED BY HEIRS
CATHERINE CARTY CUNNINGHAM, LULA JOUGHIN DOVI, AND GEORGE JACKSON
Marker Number: not listed
Date: not listed
Marker Type: Roadside
Sponsored or placed by: CATHERINE CARTY CUNNINGHAM, LULA JOUGHIN DOVI, AND GEORGE JACKSON
Website: Not listed
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