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Spring Lake in Hernando County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Spring Lake Community Center

1938

 
 
1938-Spring Lake Community Center Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, February 22, 2014
1. 1938-Spring Lake Community Center Marker
Inscription.  This building was constructed by the Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) in 1938. It was originally proposed to be a building that could be used as a polling place on election days and as a community recreation hall.

The School Board saw the project as an opportunity to rectify certain deficiencies of the Spring Lake School, constructed in 1919, which had no kitchen, lunchroom, or library. Thus it became an undertaking to serve the school as well as the community.

The building is constructed with rock mined from local quarries and timber harvested from local forests. The labor force was from the Spring Lake community. Through the years the building has served as the hub of the community, hosting several boy scout troops, a weekly quilting club, a monthly dinner group, and many social and civic events.

The property was listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior on October 20, 2009.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work. In addition, it is included
1938-Spring Lake Community Center Marker and building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, February 22, 2014
2. 1938-Spring Lake Community Center Marker and building
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in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1938.
 
Location. 28° 29.552′ N, 82° 18.171′ W. Marker is in Spring Lake, Florida, in Hernando County. Marker is on Spring Lake Highway (County Road 541) south of Old Spring Lake Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4184 Spring Lake Highway, Brooksville FL 34602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Townsend House Church & Cemetery (approx. 4.6 miles away); Chocochatti (approx. 5.3 miles away); Trilby Cemetery (approx. 6 miles away); St. Anthony the Abbot Church (approx. 6.2 miles away); Historic Sidewalk (approx. 6.4 miles away); 1885 Train Depot (approx. 6.4 miles away); Blanton Methodist Church (approx. 6½ miles away); Hernando County Confederate Monument (approx. 6.7 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 28, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 418 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 28, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 4, 2022