Endangered Historic Sites

Thematic listing: Jackson House


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Thematic listing: African American History and Cultural Resources Throughout the State

Example: Jackson House
Tampa (Hillsborough County)
Built 1899

Listed as a local landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places.

Located in the “Scrub” – one of the oldest African American neighborhoods in Tampa, the Jackson House, constructed in 1899, is named for its second owner, Moses Jackson who purchased the property in 1903. He converted the single family residence to a boarding house for African American travelers.

Well known guests to Jackson House include Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Ray Charles, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Threat:
Although saved from demolition more than once, the house is in poor condition.