FLOR500, Garden 411 John Henry Floyd, Builder (1900–1974) A building contractor who came to Sarasota in 1925, John Henry Floyd built several churches and buildings in the African American section of Newtown. He recognized the need for a retirement home for Sarasota’s black citizens and led the effort to achieve that goal. Floyd built the first Old Folk Aid Home in 1960 and served as the president and director until a modern facility was completed in 1967.
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