Saving a Historic Home on Harrison from Demolition
The historic home of pioneer resident Elsie Johns at 1317 Harrison Street was recently sold to a developer, who plans on demolishing the home and building two new vacation rental homes on the three lot property. The Johns Home was built in 1925 and is therefore one of the first homes built in the Hollywood Lakes neighborhood. Elsie Johns was the owner of Melina's Lingerie downtown, which was opened by her mother (Melina) and is the oldest store in Hollywood in continuous operation.
The Johns home lies within two specially designated historic districts, namely the Hollywood Lakes Historic District and the Harrison-Hollywood-Tyler Historic District. For those who love and respect the history of our City, our Hollywood Lakes neighborhood and historic Harrison Street, the demolition of the Johns Home will truly be a loss.
We are asking you to please sign this petition to be presented to the City Commission so as to make it clear that the Johns Home should be protected and preserved, not demolished.