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The Jackson Rooming House is at 851 Zack St., Tampa. Moses Jackson bought land in 1899 and built the place in the early 20th century.Times (2012)

Jackson House supporters confused by Commissioner Crist's plan to save black landmark

TAMPA — Hillsborough County Commissioner Victor Crist warned recently that local officials need to step in — and fast — to save the historic Jackson Rooming House. Crist suggested the county should acquire the century-old Tampa landmark, which once housed black entertainers including Ray Charles and Ella Fitzgerald …