“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Dade City in Pasco County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

Jones’ Nursing Home

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By Tim Fillmon, July 26, 2011
1. Jones' Nursing Home Marker
Inscription. Otis E. and Naomi Scott Jones moved to Dade City in the late 1930s and soon became prominent members of the community and St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, where they served as deacon and deaconess. Nearby Naomi Jones Pyracantha Park, which Mrs. Jones helped to develop and maintain as part of the Mickens-Harper subdivison, was renamed in her honor by the city in 1992.

In the early 1960s, Mr. and Mrs. Jones arranged for the construction of this building to serve as a nursing home. For a while, it was the only nursing home in Dade City, and is believed to be the first in the area to accept both black and white residents. They owned and operated it as Jones' Nursing Home for many years before selling it to corporate owners.

Following the closure of the facility, after a succession of owners, it was purchased in late 2003 by St. Leo University. Renovation of the building soon followed to accommodate the university's growth and to establish a presence in downtwon Dade City. The transformation of the former Jones' Nursing Home will serve as a lasting reminder of the contributions of Otis E. and Naomi Scott Jones, local pioneer African-American entrepreneurs.

Location. 28° 22.088′ N, 82° 11.255′ W. Marker is in Dade City, Florida, in Pasco County. Marker is on 5th Street south of Martin Luther King Boulevard, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14433 5th Street, Dade City FL 33525, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church (about 500 feet away); Site of World War II Prisoner of War Camp (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dade City Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pasco County (approx. 0.3 miles away); Dade City Atlantic Coast Line Depot (approx. 0.3 miles away); Atlantic Coast Line Depot (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Mary's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dade City.
Categories. African AmericansIndustry & Commerce
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2013, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 398 times since then and 21 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on August 15, 2013, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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