The Roxcy O'Neal Bolton House 1965-1988Built 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.
|Placed By||Coral Gables Historic Preservation Board and The Florida Department of State|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 9:17am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17R E 571999 N 2848611|
|Decimal Degrees||25.75376667, -80.28206667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 25° 45.226', W 80° 16.924'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||25° 45' 13.56" N, 80° 16' 55.44" W|
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|Area Code(s)||305, 786|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1800 Madrid St, Coral Gables FL 33134, US|
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