Back To School Temple Terrace LbNA # 25199 (ARCHIVED)
|Placed Date||Aug 21 2006|
|Location||Temple Terrace, FL|
It is generally believed that Woodmont Clubhouse is Temple Terrace's oldest structure predating the city's incorporation in 1925. Originally a stable, the building later served as the city’s first school after the stable was enclosed with clapboard siding, and wood-frame, double-hung windows were installed in the 1920s. Around the same time, the adjacent small building, known as the "milk house," was constructed. It is believed that blocks of ice were delivered there to keep milk cold for the school’s students. The school was expanded to two and three rooms in the 1930s. The building was an active school until Temple Terrace Elementary opened in 1955. In the 1960s and 1970s, the building was used as a recreation center. Since then, the clubhouse has been a place for business and club meetings and other social gatherings.
This little peek back in history begins at 415 Woodmont Avenue when you travel back to circa 1923. From the sidewalk facing the doors of the Woodmont Clubhouse, head west for the Pledge of Allegiance. At the intersection of the sidewalks head 210 degrees toward the old milkhouse to visit the 200 year old tree; the monument will tell you so. Now head west to the stone fountain – get a drink if you want.
From the fountain seek the blue star and continue west beyond the red memorial bricks. Follow the sidewalk around past the two wooden benches all the way around to the Brownie Garden. From the butterfly head east 45 paces to pretty Camellia Rose Dawn. You’ll make the grade six steps behind Camellia at 140 degrees.
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