Women Take Action in Coral Gables

Women Take Action in Coral Gables (HM1ECA)

Location: Coral Gables, FL 33134 Miami-Dade County
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Country: United States of America
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N 25° 45.226', W 80° 16.924'

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The Roxcy O'Neal Bolton House 1965-1988

Built in 1933, this Mediterranean Revival house is a contributing structure in the Coral Gables Plantation Historic District, one of the earliest developments in the city planned by George Merrick. Throughout the late 1960s and the 1970s, this house became a meeting place for those who campaigned for equal rights for women. Resident and pioneer feminist Roxcy O'Neal Bolton opened her home as headquarters to organize numerous rallies and marches and founded the Miami Dade Chapter of the National Organization for Women. In an effort to bring public attention to the special needs of women, organizational meetings were held in this house to establish Women in Distress, the first women's rescue shelter in Florida, and the Rape Treatment Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Community meetings were also held here to create the Citizen's Crime Watch of Dade County, one of the first of its kind in the country. Under Roxcy Bolton's leadership, the perseverance of all those who volunteered their time here created a forceful voice for justice for those who would otherwise not be heard.
Marker NumberF-409
Year Placed1999
Placed ByCoral Gables Historic Preservation Board and The Florida Department of State
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Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 9:17am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 571999 N 2848611
Decimal Degrees25.75376667, -80.28206667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 25° 45.226', W 80° 16.924'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds25° 45' 13.56" N, 80° 16' 55.44" W
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Area Code(s)305, 786
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1800 Madrid St, Coral Gables FL 33134, US
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