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.

Coming Events

Spring Promenade 2019

Spring Promenade 2019 will be held on Saturday, March 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.   This year the tour will include 5 Duckpond neighborhood houses and Sunkist Villa, the home of the W.R. Thomas family that, many years later, became the Thomas Center itself.  Learn about 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.