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Coral Gables in Miami-Dade County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Women Take Action in Coral Gables

The Roxcy O'Neal Bolton House 1965-1988

 
 
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By Marsha A. Matson, May 10, 2014
1. Women Take Action in Coral Gables Marker
Inscription. Built in 1933, this Mediterranean Revival house is a contributing structure in the Coral Gables Plantation Historic District, one of the earliest developments in the city planned by George Merrick. Throughout the late 1960s and the 1970s, this house became a meeting place for those who campaigned for equal rights for women. Resident and pioneer feminist Roxcy OíNeal Bolton opened her home as headquarters to organize numerous rallies and marches and founded the Miami Dade Chapter of the National Organization for Women. In an effort to bring public attention to the special needs of women, organizational meetings were held in this house to establish Women in Distress, the first womenís rescue shelter in Florida, and the Rape Treatment Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Community meetings were also held here to create the Citizenís Crime Watch of Dade County, one of the first of its kind in the country. Under Roxcy Boltonís leadership, the perseverance of all those who volunteered their time here created a forceful voice for justice for those who would otherwise not be heard.
 
Erected 1999 by Coral Gables Historic Preservation Board and The Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-409.)
 
Location. 25° 45.226′ N, 80° 
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By Marsha A. Matson
2. Women Take Action in Coral Gables Marker
16.924′ W. Marker is in Coral Gables, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. Marker is at the intersection of Alhambra Circle and Madrid Street, on the right when traveling east on Alhambra Circle. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Miami FL 33134, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Alhambra Water Tower (approx. 0.2 miles away); Troop 7 Log Cabin (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Coral Gables Golf and Country Club (approx. half a mile away); Coral Gables Merrick House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Site of Packing House of Coral Gables Plantation (approx. 0.7 miles away); Venetian Pool (approx. 0.8 miles away); Coral Gables Congregational Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); Biltmore Hotel (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coral Gables.
 
Categories. Civil RightsWomen
 
Roxcy Bolton house image. Click for full size.
By Marsha A. Matson, May 10, 2014
3. Roxcy Bolton house
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 11, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. This page has been viewed 313 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 11, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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