The structure will become the first home for Sarasota African American Art Center and History Museum.
On Friday, May 27, the historic Leonard Reid house will be relocated this week to city of Sarasota-owned property in Newtown, where it will become the first home for the new Sarasota African American Art Center and History Museum. The house, which is currently located in the Rosemary District, will be moved to 2529 N. Orange Ave.
The house is named for Leonard Reid, the highly respected early pioneer who helped establish Sarasota’s first Black community, Overtown, which is now known as the Rosemary District. The single-story frame vernacular-style house, built in 1926, is locally historically designated and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.