The 2017 Florida's 11 to Save, the most threatened
places in the state, wa
announced during the Opening Ceremony of the Florida Trust Conference May 18 in St. Petersburg.
The Florida's 11 to Save is a starting point for the Florida Trust's advocacy and education efforts, and the beginning of advocacy efforts for each of the properties in the year ahead.
This year's list reflects Florida's rich and diverse history. Those who love Florida have called for help protecting these special historic places, from pioneer-era to mid-century modern, from historic African American schools to downtowns, we are committed to protect our state's extraordinary history and heritage.
Several themes emerged from this year's Florida's 11 to Save. Two properties are associated with historically significant women - cattle rancher and politician Edna Pearce Lockett and nationally renowned author Laura Riding Jackson. Two others highlight cultural resources affiliated with Florida's African American history including the Jackson House in Tampa and a serial nomination for Historic African American Schools.