Sketchbook: Hurston House

A stop on the Florida Black Heritage Trail: The John H. Hurston House in Sanford.

Zora Neale Hurston’s father lived in this Second Empire style home while he served the community in Sanford as minister of Zion Hope Baptist Church in the 1890s. Later, the house, located at 621 E Sixth Avenue in Sanford, was a maternity home for local mothers.

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