Gainesville in Alachua County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
William Ruben Thomas House begun by C.W. Chase in 1906, this building was bought and completed in 1910 by Major W.R. Thomas, the house continued as the family’s residence until 1926 when it became part of the Hotel Thomas. Its use by the citizens of Gainesville is dedicated to the memory of Major Thomas, whose foresight and planning was instrumental in the location of the University of Florida in the City of Gainesville.
Erected by City of Gainesville.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 29° 39.421′ N, 82° 19.324′ W. Marker is in Gainesville, Florida, in Alachua County. Marker is at the intersection of NE 6th Ave and NE 4th St, on the left when traveling east on NE 6th Ave. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 302 NE 6th Ave, Gainesville FL 32601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roper Park / Old City Park (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); "The Great Endurance Run" (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Gainesville Servicemen's Center / Thelma Boltin CenterChestnut Funeral Home (approx. ¼ mile away); Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); City of Gainesville (approx. 0.3 miles away); East Florida Seminary (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Gainesville Skirmish / Battle of Gainesville (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gainesville.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 29, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 29, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.