Tookes House

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Tookes House
Tallahassee FL Tookes House02.jpg
Tookes House is located in Florida
Tookes House
Tookes House is located in the US
Tookes House
Location Tallahassee, Florida, USA
Coordinates 30°26′44″N 84°17′11″W / 30.44556°N 84.28639°W / 30.44556; -84.28639Coordinates: 30°26′44″N 84°17′11″W / 30.44556°N 84.28639°W / 30.44556; -84.28639
NRHP Reference # 01000004[1]
Added to NRHP January 26, 2001

The Tookes House (also known as the Tookes Hotel) is a historic 11 bedroom home in Tallahassee, Florida, United States. It is located at 412 West Virginia Street. On January 26, 2001, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

The Tookes Hotel (also referred to as Tookes Villa) was founded in 1948 by Dorothy Nash Tookes to accommodate black visitors to Tallahassee who could not seek lodging at other segregated establishments. Four rooms were added in 1948, two in the early 1950s and three in 1971. Tookes was the first certified teacher in Leon County, founder and first principal of the Bond School.

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

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