Officers' quarters from Camp Blanding going strong

Driving down the streets of Gainesville you might not expect to find WWII barracks still in use.


You may already know that the amazing cultural treasure we have in the Cotton Club owes its creation to Camp Blanding where it began life as the post exchange.


The Cotton Club

https://www.gainesville.com/story/lifestyle/magazine/2015/02/01/the-cotton-club-if-these-walls-could-talk-they-would-sing/64285350007/



Camp Blanding with some very recognizable architecture

http://fortwiki.com/Camp_Blanding


What may be less obvious is the camp's officers quarters which found new life as these tidy little apartments down around 10th St and 3rd Ave NE.



No more officers here after VJ day

https://hometowncurrency.org/camp-blanding/





https://www.google.com/maps/place/308+NE+11th+St,+Gainesville,+FL+32601/@29.6531641,-82.3124622,17.6z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x88e8a3f9e7ee10d1:0xfec6c03d26f55632!8m2!3d29.6541847!4d-82.3119887



The club prefers this new, peaceful life they have found.



https://www.palmbeachpost.com/story/news/2019/04/25/florida-time-we-would-never/5345333007/



http://www.timepassagesnostalgia.com/&pm=0&searchkeywords=WWI+World+War+II+U+S+Photo+U+S+Military+WWII&sin=c994

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_Blanding#/media/File:31st_division_headquarters,_Camp_Blanding,_Fla.jpg

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