Musical prodigy Ray Charles lived in this little house from infancy until his mother died when he was 15. Scheduled for demolition in 2006, it was saved by Greenville's mayor (a childhood playmate of Ray's) and restored in 2009.
Although he was born in Georgia, Ray Charles had deep ties to Florida. He was raised in Greenville, educated in St. Augustine at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind, and played at clubs around Orlando before heading across the nation to Seattle and fame.
It was here that he paid his dues. The folks in Greenville thought so, too, and put a wonderful statue of the local boy who made good in a prominent place.
To schedule visit, contact City Hall, (850) 948-2251.