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Auditorium building - Cherry Lake, Florida
Accompanying note: "The auditorium was a huge, beautiful room with a big stage. [It] was heated by two huge fireplaces. It was used for community plays, community Christmas celebrations, big band dances, square dances held weekly, etc. It burned in 1965 or so."
Cherry Lake Farm (also known as Cherry Rural Rehabilitation Project) was a New Deal rural relief program initiated by the FERA and the Resettlement Administration (RA) and implemented by the WPA. The project involved moving 500 needy families from Tampa, Miami, and Jacksonville onto a 15,000-acre communal tract. The workers formed the cooperatively-owned Cherry Lake Farms (headquartered in the 1839 former plantation home, the Hinton House) and constructed a school, an auditorium, a coop store, barracks, a lumber yard, and a mill. Families lived in 170 cottages with phones, electricity, and running water?all furnished by jointly-owned utilities.
Subject - Corporate
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Auditorium building - Cherry Lake, Florida. 1940 (circa). State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/133123>, accessed 18 January 2022.
Auditorium building - Cherry Lake, Florida. 1940 (circa). State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/133123>.