The Plant City Bing Rooming House Museum located in Plant City, Florida exists to promote the proud heritage centered around being one of only two National African-American Landmarks currently in Hillsborough County (Glover School & Bing House) established to serve specifically as a facility for the preservation of African American History.

We believe it is very essential to preserve the building and local community's experience during the segregation era, and to provide enriching exhibitions and educational opportunities to keep Black History alive.


Quote...."Education Equals Abundance"

E.L. Bing, son of Janie L. Bing, former Principal Marshall High School, Glover School, and Assistant Superintendent Hillsborough County School District

Plant City Bing Rooming House, a National Historical Site anchoring the Laura Street Restoration District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, primarily for its role as a domestic hotel for people of color during the period of segregation. The facility, which is located at 205 South Allen Street, now operates as a museum to emphasize the Plant City community’s triumph over segregation. The Bing Rooming House Museum is dedicated to collecting and preserving the history of African American culture and lifestyle during this period. The museum strives to accurately interpret, present and preserve Plant City’s African American history from an African American perspective. Displays of artifacts, storyboards, and written documents help both American and international visitors better understand the experiences of African Americans during the segregation era. Please stop by for an experience of Plant City's culture.

About the League

Committed to identifying gaps in services in Eastern Hillsborough area, assisted with finding funding, and securing the means to address identified community needs.

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Plant City MLK Festival
January 2016

Improvement League of Plant City
Owners of Bing House

Historic Glover School Campus
Bealsville, Incorporated



We value your support of this Plant City Historic Landmark. Click on the Donate/Support Link to take you to our donor page. The Improvement League of Plant City, Inc., is a 501c3 public charitable organization and all donations are tax exempt.

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  • Phone: (813) 757-6760
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  • Address:
    205 South Allen Street
    Plant City, Florida 33563
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