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

Corner of Highland and Law Street

 
 
Corner of Highland and Law Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Cox, October 30, 2011
1. Corner of Highland and Law Marker
Inscription. The three story building on the corner of Law and Highland was built by the Gleason family in 1910. The third floor was the Masonic temple. The building was built on some of the highest ground in the area and still had an artesian well with enough pressure to supply water to the third story restroom. The second floor housed the Gleason brothers land office. The lower floor was the State Bank of Eau Gallie which remained open until the depression in the 1920's.

The house on the northwest side of law street was the Florida East Coast Railway agent's house, built sometime around 1900. S. K. Watts, station agent, and his family lived there.

The Thomas Shave house located at 1695 Highland was built in the folk Victorian style in 1903. Shave owned turpentine stills. The Carter house at 668 Law Street was built around 1900.
 
Location. 28° 8.07′ N, 80° 37.76′ W. Marker is in Melbourne, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker is at the intersection of Highland Avenue and Law Street, on the left when traveling north on Highland Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 685 Highland Ave, Melbourne, FL 32935, Melbourne FL 32935, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William H. Gleason House (about 300
Gleason Building, Masonic Temple & State Bank Building image. Click for full size.
By Karen Cox, October 30, 2011
2. Gleason Building, Masonic Temple & State Bank Building
feet away, measured in a direct line); Advent Christian Church (about 500 feet away); Old Eau Gallie Post Office and Surrounding Area (about 600 feet away); St. Paul's United Methodist Church (about 700 feet away); Ginter Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old City Hall Complex (approx. mile away); Population on the Rise (approx. mile away); Eau Gallie Public Library (approx. mile 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 428 times since then and 7 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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