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Old Melbourne Beach Town Hall
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62
N 28° 03.060 W 080° 33.018
17R E 544195 N 3102933
Quick Description: In front of the relocated structure in Melbourne Beach.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 1/27/2015 7:44:44 AM
Waymark Code: WMN9TX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
Views: 3

Long Description:
This building was constructed in 1908 facing the Indian River Lagoon in the area now know as Ryckman Park in Melbourne Beach. It originally held offices of the Melbourne Beach Improvement Company. The officers, Capt. Rufus Beaujean, son Donald Beaujean and Lawrence Ryckman made plans for the town which included the pier, lot sites, roads, and a railway which ran from the Indian River to the Atlantic Ocean. Eventually, the building became the Melbourne Beach Town Hall and Post Office. In 1953, a new town hall was built and this building was floated down the river to this area. It was used for meetings and classes and managed by Mr. and Mrs. Williams, and became known as the Williams Building. When the Spessard Holland Golf Course was built, the building was moved to the point of land between Oak Street and Highway A1A where it continued to be a community center. In 2001, the county scheduled it for demolition, but two citizens requested time for rehabilitation. After many discussions, petitions and student letters, the county agreed to lease the building to the Town of Melbourne Beach. A committee enlisted the help of volunteers. In May 2007 the building opened as a history center.
Marker Number: F-640

Date: 2008

County: Brevard

Marker Type: Roadside

Sponsored or placed by: The Brevard County Historical Commission The Brevard County Tourist Development Council and the Florida Department of State

Website: Not listed

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