Letter from the Lola B. Walker Homeowners Association to Mayor Steven Clark, 1991

Letter from the Lola B. Walker Homeowners Association to Mayor Steven Clark, 1991

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February 1, 1991
To: The Honorable Steven Clark, Mayor, Metropolitan Dade County.
From: The Lola B. Walker Homeowners Association.

The Lola B. Walker Homeowners Association respectfully request your consideration of the following issues.
1. Because of our [gratitude] for the dedication and commitment to women minorities and especially the black community of Coral Gables, Florida, we are requesting your consideration the naming of the rape treatment center, the [Roxcy] Bolton Rape Treatment Center.
There is no need to iterate to you that she indeed was the founder and that it would be appropriate to name this center in her honor.
We would be forever grateful if you would, in the near future, add this to your agenda items for the Metro
Commission.
2. There is a little piece of the City of Coral Gables that is affectionately called Black Gables; but, to be more specific, the area under consideration at present is the MacFarlane Homestead Subdivision. Approximately one and a half years ago we were granted historical designation in a part of this area. Our request is that any and all that relates to the study restructuring of this historic community(discussions, plans, etc.), will be channeled through the Black constituency, and that we remain a viable part of all that relates to this. That is to be sure that we attempt seriously to find a black person of this area to help in the research and development of these plans.

Source

State Archives of Florida: Collection M94-1, Box 02, Folder 42

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Letter from the Lola B. Walker Homeowners Association to Mayor Steven Clark regarding renaming the Dade County Rape Treatment Center after Roxcy Bolton.