Zora Neale Hurston House

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Zora Neale Hurston House
Zora Neale Hurston House is located in Florida
Zora Neale Hurston House
Zora Neale Hurston House is located in the US
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[2]
Built by Benton, C.C.
Architectural style Frame Vernacular[2]
NRHP reference # 91002047[1]
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]

The house is a stop on the Zora Neale Hurston Dust Tracks Heritage Trail.[6] Other stops on the trail include the Zora Neale Hurston Branch Library, a "Zora Exhibit" at the Agape Senior Recreation Center (formerly the St. Lucie County Welfare Home, where Hurston died in 1960), and the Garden of Heavenly Rest Cemetery where she is buried.[6]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "St. Lucie County listings". Florida's History Through Its Places. Florida's Office of Cultural and Historical Programs. 2007-09-22. Archived from the original on March 10, 2007. 
  3. ^ Hurston, Zora Neale, House at National Historic Landmarks Program Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Zora Neale Hurston Dust Tracks Heritage Trail: Zora Neale Hurston House Archived February 19, 2008, at the Wayback Machine..
  5. ^ Dr. Page Putnam Miller (June 19, 1991). "National Historic Landmark Nomination: Hurston, Zora Neale House" (PDF).  and accompanying three photos from 1989
  6. ^ a b "Zora Neale Hurston Dust Tracks Heritage Trail | Fort Pierce, FL - Official Website". www.cityoffortpierce.com. Retrieved 2017-02-23. 

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