Osceola Park Historic Residential District
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Markerman62
N 27° 38.176 W 080° 24.359
17R E 558600 N 3057051
Quick Description: On 19th St at 20th Ave in the Osceola Park neighborhood.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 3/22/2015 2:42:01 PM
Waymark Code: WMNJBN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
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Long Description:
Osceola Park was one of the first residential subdivisions added to the town of Vero Beach and contains the city's largest concentration of early 20th century buildings. In 1915 and 1917, the Indian River Farms Company, who had platted the original town of Vero in 1913, hired chief engineer William H. Kimball to develop plans for the subdivisions of Little Acre Farms and Osceola Park Homesites. Located west of Vero, the Little Acre Farms subdivision consisted of one-acre lots that provided enough land for a home, a vegetable garden, and some livestock. In contrast, Osceola Park was laid out following a traditional grid pattern of streets, some using American Indian names such as Osceola, Tom Tiger, and Tallahassee. Osceola Park was developed for Vero's first residents, and the neighborhood became a fashionable residential district where some of the town's most prominent citizens lived. The district developed between 1915 and 1958, and includes houses that represent the architectural tastes and changes in construction technology over four decades. The approximately forty-acre Osceola Park Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013.
Marker Number: F-815

Date: 2014

County: Indian River

Marker Type: City

Sponsored or placed by: Indian River County Historical Society, The City of Vero Beach, The Osceola Park Neighborhood Association, The Tourist Development Council of Indian River County and the Florida Department of State

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