Boca Grande Community Center - Gasparilla Island, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member crackergals
N 26° 44.797 W 082° 15.716
17R E 374511 N 2958993
Quick Description: The Boca Grande Community Center is a complex of three contributing buildings: the Boca Grande School, the Boca Grande School Teacherage, and the Boca Grande Community House.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 5/15/2009 5:57:37 AM
Waymark Code: WM6CW7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 10

Long Description:
Designed by Fort Myers architect N. Gaillard Walker, the Community Center was built by Boca Grande residents as the Island School and was completed in 1929. For 35 years the classrooms were filled with students aged 5 to 18. With declining enrollment the school was closed in 1963. Island children are now bussed to schools on the nearby mainland in Charlotte County. In 1975, through the cooperative efforts of Lee County, the Boca Grande Woman's Club, and the Gasparilla Island Conservation and Improvement Association, the school was converted into The Community Center.
The Community Center is one of the few brick structures in Boca Grande.

Summer Hours: (April through October) Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Season Hours: (November through March) Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and Saturday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Street address:
131 First Street West
Boca Grande, FL USA

County / Borough / Parish: Lee County

Year listed: 1995

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event

Periods of significance: 1925-1949

Historic function: Education, Social

Current function: Social

Privately owned?: no

Season start / Season finish: From: 1/1/2009 To: 12/31/2009

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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