Hotel Thomas

Between 1906 and 1910 Major William Reuben Thomas built Gainesville’s most elaborate private residence near the Sweetwater Branch, in the growing Northeast section of the city that had become a center for intellectual and social life. Between 1926 and 1928 the French Classical structure with Mediterranean accents was converted into a luxury resort hotel, the first of its kind in the city. Renovated in 1976-78 for city government office space and use as a cultural center, it is now known as the Thomas Center.

A popular wedding location, this design  is the most likely “to be given as a gift”.