Old Vero Beach Community Building

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Old Vero Beach Community Building
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Old Vero Beach Community Building is located in Florida
Old Vero Beach Community Building
Old Vero Beach Community Building is located in the US
Old Vero Beach Community Building
Location 2146 14th Avenue
Vero Beach, Florida 34960
Coordinates 27°38′24″N 80°23′57″W / 27.64000°N 80.39917°W / 27.64000; -80.39917Coordinates: 27°38′24″N 80°23′57″W / 27.64000°N 80.39917°W / 27.64000; -80.39917
Built 1935, 1943
Architectural style Frame Vernacular
NRHP Reference # 92001746[1]
Added to NRHP January 19, 1993[1]

The Old Vero Beach Community Building (also known as the Vero Beach Service Center, Vero Beach Physical Arts Center, or Heritage Center) is a historic building in Vero Beach, Florida. Located at 2146 14th Avenue, the Vero Beach Community Building was built in 1935 during the New Deal Era, a project that provided residents and visitors alike with social and entertainment activities during the great depression. The building served as a social gathering place, playhouse, and meeting hall as well as the Headquarters for the Tourist Club. The Community Building once hosted a zoo that consisted of a bear named "Alice", an alligator, monkeys and other animals. The site of the zoo is now occupied by Pocahantas Park. In 1943 a north wing was added to the building in order for it to become a servingmen's club. Organized by director Dale Wimbrow, the addition consisted of lounge, a restroom, and showers. After World War II, the 1943 addition became the Indian River Citrus Museum. On January 19, 1993, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

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