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Bing Rooming House - Plant City, FL
N 28° 00.856 W 082° 06.960
17R E 390282 N 3099284
Quick Description: Located on S Allen Street
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 7/10/2007 10:58:45 AM
Waymark Code: WM1V1P
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 63

Long Description:
Bing Rooming House 205 S. Allen St. Plant City 2002-09-14
The Bing Rooming House has a unique history in that it served as the hub of business activity for the African American community.
When African Americans were not allowed access on Main Street, they were welcomed on Laura Street.
Originally serving as a boarding house from 1920 to 1970, the Bing Rooming House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in September 2002.
The two-story structure will be restored to its original glory and enhanced with historic artifacts from families, signage, photos, menus, newspapers, books and little known historical facts involving local African Americans. (visit link)
Street address:
205 S. Allen St
Plant City , FL USA
33563


County / Borough / Parish: Hillsborough

Year listed: 2002

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event

Periods of significance: 1925-1949, 1950-1974

Historic function: Hotel

Current function: Domestic

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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