(TALLAHASSEE, FLA) - The National Association for the Preservation of African-American History and Culture, Inc. (NAPAAHC) has unveiled the 1st annual list of Threatened African-American Historical Properties. The list was created as a mechanism to encourage the preservation of historical structures that are in danger of being demolished or irreversibly damaged. With this list, the organization hopes to contribute to saving homes, businesses, churches, or schools that have played a significant role in the furtherance of the African-American experience.
The inaugural list of eight properties, unveiled on January 5, 2016 includes:
(1) Nina Simone Birthplace and Childhood Home – Tryon, NC
(2) Old Leon County Jail (Firestone Building) – Tallahassee, FL
(3) Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence – Albany, NY
(4) The John Coltrane Home in Dix Hills – Dix Hills, NY
(5) The Cotton Club – Gainesville, FL
(6) Kershaw-Nims House – Tallahassee, FL
(7) Gibbs Cottage – Tallahassee, FL
(8) Geddie-Speed Store – Tallahassee, FL
Established in 2013, The National Association for the Preservation of African-American History & Culture, Inc. holds an unwavering commitment to saving and advocating for the preservation of African-American historic properties. In order to accomplish this great and important task, we continually seek the public's help and support in identifying these landmarks worthy of being saved.
For more information, visit www.blackpreservation.org
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