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 2022

Our 2021 Spring Promenade has been cancelled due to the pandemic. We hope to have our next tour on March 12, 2022.   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.