Janie L. Bing Rooming House Museum

Janie L. Bing Rooming House Museum

Janie L. Bing Rooming House, a National Historical Site anchoring the Historic Laura Street Business District, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002, primarily for its role as a domestic hotel for people of color during the period of segregation.

The hotel operated from 1928 through 1975 with the addition of the Seminole Restaurant in 1931.

The facility, which is located at 205 South Allen Street, Plant City, Florida now operates as a museum to emphasize the Plant City community’s triumph over segregation.

The museum strives to accurately preserve, interpret, and present Plant City’s African American history from an African American perspective.

Exhibits, artifacts, storyboards, oral history and, and written documents help both American and international visitors better understand the experiences of African Americans during the segregation era.