The Birth of a Tribute

A. Quinn Jones Historic Register Marker DedicationIn 2009, the Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) in partnership with the City of Gainesville Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs initiated The Legacy Project: Stories of Hope and Determination in the Fifth Avenue / Pleasant Street Redevelopment Area.

The objective is to celebrate the inspiring life of A. Quinn Jones, honor the people he influenced, and preserve the unique cultural heritage created when ordinary citizens achieve extraordinary accomplishments.

The Legacy Project will share this remarkable piece of history with a broad audience and fill visitors with pride, enlightenment and inspiration to greater personal achievement.

In recognition of his outstanding contributions to education, a historic site marker was obtained in 2009 from the State of Florida for the A. Quinn Jones home.  A few months later, the U.S. Secretary of the Interior listed the home in the National Register of Historic Places, one of the highest honors given for historically significant people.

Press Coverage of Early Project Developments

A. Quinn Jones home to be restored
Gainesville.com Article:Friday, September 11, 2009
http://www.gainesville.com/article/20090911/articles/909111011

A. Quinn Jones Historic Marker Dedication Video
Thursday, September 10, 2009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eh0BAhX_6y8

School Board hopes city will fund historic registry application for A. Quinn Jones School
Gainesville.com Article: Thursday, July 3, 2008
http://www.gainesville.com/article/20080703/NEWS/335177074