New Group Instills Hope to Save Jackson House

12:26 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

New Group Instills Hope to Save Jackson House

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A group of historic preservationists is stepping up to see what can be done to save the 24-bedroom Jackson Boarding House--a piece of Tampa's history from when Central Avenue was the hub of African-American businesses. The house needs to be shored, a $50,000 job, and insurance has to be bought to protect the city from any claims.
TAMPA - Just a week after the last group's effort imploded, a new lineup of historic preservationists met with local officials this week to explore options for saving the historic Jackson Rooming House. As a result, a construction fence is expected to go up around the empty building in the next week or two, courtesy of Bracken Engineering, which already has donated three years to the effort.