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Melbourne in Brevard County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The James W. Rossetter House

 
 
The James W. Rossetter House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Cox, October 30, 2011
1. The James W. Rossetter House Marker
Inscription. James Wadsworth Rossetter, Sr., came to Eau Gallie in 1902. He purchased this property in 1903. The house was built before the War Between the States and is on the former site of the Houston family's slave quarters. One member of that pioneer family was born in the older part of this house. This house has been enlarged over the years to its present size.

Two of the interesting features of the interior of the house are the ceilings and walls which are constructed with small pieces of wood into very unique patterns. Tradition has it that this wood was brought down by sailboat from Titusville and the designs wer to please the fancy of a shipbuilder carpenter. Early Catholic mass was said in this house before a church was built in south Brevard.
 
Location. 28° 7.713′ N, 80° 37.562′ W. Marker is in Melbourne, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker is on Highland Avenue 0.1 miles from State Road 518. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1320 Highland Avenue, Melbourne FL 32935, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roesch House (a few steps from this marker); James Wadswsorth Rossetter House (within shouting distance of this marker); Twin Oaks
The James W. Rossetter House image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Cox, October 30, 2011
2. The James W. Rossetter House
(within shouting distance of this marker); Houston Pioneer Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Highland and St. Clair Street (about 400 feet away); Site of First Houston Homestead (about 400 feet away); Breckenridge Landing (about 400 feet away); St. John's Episcopal Church (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Melbourne.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. This page has been viewed 511 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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