Avenue neighborhood has historically been home to many prominent African
American leaders within the Gainesville community. One such resident was A.
Quinn Jones, a respected educator and civic leader who founded the original
Lincoln High School. Arising from the community's desire to honor the
accomplishments of Mr. Jones and other leaders, the CRA has fostered a plan to
create the A. Quinn Jones House Museum and Cultural Center. The project will
feature the restored Jones house, listed on the National Register of Historic
Properties.The House Museum will
feature selected artifacts from Professor Jones' life as well as photographs,
audio content and interactive features to allow visitors to learn about the
people from the Fifth Avenue Pleasant Street Neighborhood, their histories,
triumphs and setbacks and how these events related to the broader context of
our national history. The hope is that people of all age levels and cultural
backgrounds will come away from the experience uplifted, enriched and inspired.
Currently, the house is stabilized and a capital campaign is in early planning
stages to raise private funds for the project. In the long term the Project
will bring new activity to the area by embracing the neighborhood’s unique
for opening the museum is dependent on the fundraising efforts now underway.
Visit the A. Quinn Jones Museum website for more information on this project: www.aqjmuseum.org