People in Fernandina Beach upset over the construction at historic AL Lewis House

Keeping character and preserving history in Fernandina Beach

FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. — People in Fernandina Beach are upset over the construction happening at the historic AL Lewis House.

  • The top floor no longer exists. The construction company confirms they demolished the top floor. They say it was rotting and unsalvageable
  • Neighbors believe Black history is being taken from American Beach neighborhood
  • The city says there was a permit in place for the remodeling of the home
  • Nassau County Code Enforcement and Planning said “The project exceeded the scope as permitted. Keith Ellis is working on coordinating a meeting with the contractor, owner, etc.”
  • The owner of the land says he is remodeling and he is not demolishing the property.

Statement from the owner, American Beach:

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