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

Eau Gallie Public Library

 
 
Eau Gallie Public Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Cox, October 30, 2011
1. Eau Gallie Public Library Marker
Inscription. This library is the second oldest library in Brevard County. It was founded by the members of the Avilah Club in 1898. Its first location was in the Eau Gallie Post Office (See marker on Highland Avenue.)

The Eau Gallie Woman's club took over the function of the library about 1939. The library was then located in Ella Rossetter's insurance office on Ninth Street (now Eau Gallie Boulevard.)

The library at various times has been located in a restaurant, the city hall and the Civic Center on Highland.

The first permanent home of the library was erected on this site in 1962. Books were moved down the hill from the Civic Center by a "book brigade" of concerned citizens.

This building was erected and dedicated in 1998.
 
Location. 28° 7.93′ N, 80° 37.57′ W. Marker is in Melbourne, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker is on Pineapple Avenue 0.1 miles north of State Road 518. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1521 Pineapple Avenue, 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. Population on the Rise (within shouting distance of this marker); Harbor City Hotel (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Eau Gallie Public Library Building image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Cox, October 30, 2011
2. Eau Gallie Public Library Building
Old City Hall Complex (about 500 feet away); Karrick's Grocery (about 600 feet away); Ginter Building (about 600 feet away); Downtown Eau Gallie (about 700 feet away); Corner of Highland and Eau Gallie Blvd. (about 700 feet away); St. Paul's United Methodist Church (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Melbourne.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. This page has been viewed 521 times since then and 25 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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