At 70 years young, Community Center continues its mission
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Seventy years after the building opened, the mission as a community center continues.
Originally the Jefferson City Community Center, 608 E. Dunklin St. now is the Eastside Family Activity Center.
The name has changed to reflect a new era of community, just as the immediate surrounding neighborhood has changed.
The simple, one-story stone building with a T-shaped floor plan has not changed much. That along with its significant ties to ethnic and social history added the community center to the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.
And the community center’s value was reflected in its selection as one of the inaugural recipients of the city’s Landmark award in 1993.