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Upgrades completed at Alonzo Jake Gaither House Museum

A ribbon cutting was held Wednesday
Posted at 5:45 PM, May 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-22 17:45:06-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The Alonzo Jake Gaither House Museum held a ribbon cutting Wednesday.

They were celebrating ADA and educational upgrades that have now been completed thanks to a $100,000 grant project.

Gaither was a legendary Florida A&M University football coach. He and his wife Sadie lived there from 19-54 until he died in 1994.

Cornelius and Reche Jones bought the house and memorabilia in 2014.

The house now has a Florida Historic Marker and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Tallahassee-Leon Register of Historic Places.

"I think it's an important milestone," said Jones. "It keeps the people aware in the community about J. Gaither and what he meant to the community. It's a historical site, especially with what's going on in the world today. J. Gaither meant a lot to not only black, but white communities."