“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Myrtle Beach in Horry County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

Recreation Center/Service Club/Library

Recreation Center/Service Club/Library Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Charles Keller, July 7, 2018
1. Recreation Center/Service Club/Library Marker
Inscription.  The Recreation Center, Service Club and Library were all housed in building 117. The recreation center was the hub of all recreation activities for the entire Air Force community in the Myrtle Beach area. The award winning facility took pride in maintaining a program that provided “something for everyone.” A wide variety of entertainment was available at an affordable price.

The center was located between the movie theater and Base Exchange. It included a game room, stage, TV room, ballroom and a pizzeria. The center provided trips and tours to historical and exciting places; local discounts for amusement parks, movies and eating establishments; instructional courses; and live entertainment. The center staff also offered a variety of year-round fishing trips.

The library’s collection of more than 14,000 books was available to authorized patrons and their families to check out. The library also maintained a wide array of books for reference purposes. As a subscriber to Library Rental Service, the library provided readers with 500 of the newest releases. The library also was equipped with a copying machine and
Recreation Center Signage image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Charles Keller, January 29, 2018
2. Recreation Center Signage
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video cassettes for patron usage.

The recreation center on Gabreski Lane is now called the Base Recreation Center and is owned and operated by the City of Myrtle Beach, offering a variety of cultural and leisure service programs. The center also houses a museum of Myrtle Beach Air Force Base memorabilia.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
Location. 33° 39.759′ N, 78° 56.387′ W. Marker is in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in Horry County. Marker can be reached from Gabreski Lane north of Pampas Drive, on the right when traveling north. Located at the entrance to the Base Recreation Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 Gabreski Ln, Myrtle Beach SC 29577, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Robert H. Reed (here, next to this marker); Colonel Francis S. Gabreski (here, next to this marker); Colonel Robert G. Emmens (here, next to this marker); Mrs. Wilma Hucks Tirrell (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Movie Theater (about 600 feet away); Bowling Center (about 600 feet away); Major General Joseph J. Kruzel (about 600 feet away); Colonel Robert P. "Pancho" Pasqualicchio (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Myrtle Beach.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 9, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 113 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 9, 2018, by Charles Keller of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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Mar. 30, 2023