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Hurston, Zora Neale, House

Fort Pierce, Florida
County of St. Lucie.
National Register Number: 91002047
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Priority3 in
1996.
Congressional District: FL-23 Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 4, 1991):
Zora Neale Hurston (1901-1960), writer, folklorist, and anthropologist, was the most noted black female writer of the mid-20th century. In addition to her four novels, two books of folklore, and an autobiography, Hurston wrote over 50 short stories and essays; her work, viewed by some as controversial, neither romaticized black folk life nor condemned it. Hurston lived in this little green house while working as a reporter and columnist for the Fort Pierce Chronicle in the final years of her life.


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