Zora Neale Hurston House

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Zora Neale Hurston House
Zora Neale Hurston House is located in Florida
Zora Neale Hurston House
Location Fort Pierce, Florida
Coordinates 27°27′39″N 80°20′31″W / 27.46083°N 80.34194°W / 27.46083; -80.34194Coordinates: 27°27′39″N 80°20′31″W / 27.46083°N 80.34194°W / 27.46083; -80.34194
Area less than one acre
Built 1957[1]
Built by Benton, C.C.
Architectural style Frame Vernacular[1]
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 91002047[2]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP December 4, 1991
Designated NHL December 4, 1991[3]

The Zora Neale Hurston House was the home of author Zora Neale Hurston in Fort Pierce, Florida. It was originally located at 1734 School Court but was moved north 500 feet in 1995 to 1734 Avenue L to allow for expansion of Lincoln Park Academy, the school at which Hurston taught.[4] On December 4, 1991, it was designated as a U.S. National Historic Landmark.

The house was in a development of new rental houses built by Dr. C.C. Benton, a medical doctor, who had sold 10 nearby acres for construction of "a new negro high school" nearby.[5]


  1. ^ a b "St. Lucie County listings". Florida's History Through Its Places. Florida's Office of Cultural and Historical Programs. 2007-09-22. 
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  3. ^ Hurston, Zora Neale, House at National Historic Landmarks Program
  4. ^ Zora Neale Hurston Dust Tracks Heritage Trail: Zora Neale Hurston House.
  5. ^ Dr. Page Putnam Miller (June 19, 1991). "National Historic Landmark Nomination: Hurston, Zora Neale House" (PDF).  and accompanying three photos from 1989

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