Welcome!

Discover the Thomas Center ─ an elegant, historic building that dates back over 100 years.  Originally a private residence it evolved into a hotel, then a community college, and now is a cultural events center for the community.

The Thomas Center Associates, Inc. has as its mission support for the Thomas Center and its gardens. Our all-volunteer group, through membership participation and financial contributions, supports on-going programs and events at the Center.

Spring Promenade 2021

Our next Spring Promenade will be held on Saturday, March 13, 2021.   Typically, the tour includes 4 – 5 Duckpond neighborhood houses and the Thomas Center itself.  Guests learn about one period in the history of this 1910 mansion that remains a jewel of this Gainesville’s historic neighborhood.  Promenade is a fund raiser for Thomas Center Associates that helps us maintain and enhance the beautiful Thomas Center garden and other TCA projects.