The Van Zant House located at 5419 Woodcrest Road has been marked as an official heritage site in Jacksonville, Florida.
The musicians of the beloved band Lynyrd Skynrd, Ronnie, Donnie and Johnny Van Zant grew up in the house. The plaque, which honors the location as a historical heritage site reads "Musicians Ronnie, Donnie and Johnny Van Zant spent their formative years growing up in this house with their sisters and parents between the 1950s and 1980s".
Florida Congressman Jay Fant spoke at the unveiling stating, "This is where it happened. This is the cradle of Southern Rock, right here."
AND if you listen closely, you can hear some smartass yelling out "Free Bird"! Well, of course we expected that to happen..