Tampa city leaders say they are committed to doing anything in their power to save the historic Jackson House on Zack Street.
Constructed in 1901, the building was once a boarding house in Tampa‘s Central Avenue district, providing accommodations for African Americans during the Jim Crow era and segregation.
Legendary musicians, politicians and civil rights leaders visited the Jackson House, but now it’s in danger of collapsing. At one time, the issue was that there wasn’t enough money to keep it standing.
But now, the family foundation that owns the property says it’s not financing but rather a dispute with neighboring property owners, which is keeping them from renovating the house.
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