Historic House to be Moved to City Property will Become First Sarasota African American Cultural Center

Government

The historic Leonard Reid house will be relocated this week to City-owned property in North Sarasota, where it will become the first home for a new Sarasota African American cultural arts center. The house will be moved from its current location at 1435 7th St. in the Rosemary District to 2529 N. Orange Ave. in Newtown Friday, May 27. The Leonard Reid house is named for the highly respected early pioneer who helped establish Sarasota’s first Black community, Overtown, now known as the Rosemary District. The single-story frame vernacular style house completed in 1926 is locally historically designated and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The SAAC will celebrate the milestone with pre-move festivities at the Leonard Reid house, 1435 7th St., on Thursday, May 26.

 

 

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