Three historic restoration tasks within the Parramore Neighborhood scored large this week from the Florida African American Cultural and Historic Grants.
The Properly’s Constructed Museum of African American Historical past and Tradition (Facebook | Website) was awarded the nineteenth highest grade out of the candidates with a rating of 94.125 out of 100, and given a grant of $500,000. The Black Backside Home of Prayer got here in twenty second place with a rating of 93.714 and was awarded $500,000 as effectively. The restoration of the Maxey-Crooms Home got here in thirty seventh place and was awarded $1 million.
We instructed you HERE in December 2021 about Properly’s Constructed’s plan to renovate and broaden its footprint. Plans embrace renovations for the Wells’Constructed Museum and the adjoining Maxey-Crooms House, which had been constructed within the Twenties. The Heritage Home will likely be transformed into a present store with a built-in cafe and plans additionally embrace the development of a brand new constructing the place the previous South Avenue On line casino was situated by the museum, that can home a brand new theater, displays, and convention rooms.
The Historic Black Backside Home of Prayer, with its iconic blue and purple exterior and golden gates, suffered a roof collapse in December 2019 and has been internet hosting providers in its courtyard ever since. Repairs have been estimated to be greater than $1 million and the pastor, Dana Jackson, has been trying to raise the needed funds ever since.