Endangered Historic Sites

Laura (Riding) Jackson House


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Laura (Riding) Jackson House
Vero Beach, Florida (Indian River County)
Built 1910

Listed as a Friends of Libraries USA Literary Landmark.

Laura (Riding) Jackson was a nationally known writer of poetry, novels, and essays. Her home, constructed in 1910, is a prime example of Florida Cracker architecture. Currently owned and operated by the Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation, the building was relocated in 1994 to its current site on the campus of the Environmental Learning Center. Community events take place on the property and, for many years, fourth graders visited the house to learn about Florida history.

Threat:
Despite volunteer efforts by the Foundation and community members, the house is currently in a state of disrepair due to a lack of resources. Public tours are now limited.