“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Melbourne in Brevard County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

Harbor City Hotel

Harbor City Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Cox, October 30, 2011
1. Harbor City Hotel Marker
Inscription. A spur track for the Florida East Coast Railway was once located on the north side of this site. The track went out on a dock where freight and passengers were loaded onto river boats for the journey south.

In 1902, the East Coast Lumber and Supply Co. built its planing mill and novelty works at this site. A waterwheel powered by an artesian well created electricity for the mill.

In 1925, the Harbor City Hotel was built here. Estimated cost of the building was $150,000. The name was changed to Oleanders Hotel a few years later and eventually it became known at the imperial hotel. In the 1970's it was known as River House. The aging building was razed in 1991.
Location. 28° 7.87′ N, 80° 37.57′ W. Marker is in Melbourne, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker is at the intersection of Pineapple Avenue and Eau Gallie Boulevard on Pineapple Avenue. Click for map. At the west end of the Eau Gallie causeway near the west bound side. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1400 Pineapple Avenue, 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 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eau Gallie Public Library (about 400 feet away); Corner of Highland and Eau Gallie Blvd.
Squid Lips Restaurant image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Cox, October 30, 2011
2. Squid Lips Restaurant
(about 400 feet away); Downtown Eau Gallie (about 400 feet away); Karrick's Grocery (about 400 feet away); Old City Hall Complex (about 500 feet away); Ginter Building (about 700 feet away); James Wadswsorth Rossetter House (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Melbourne.
More about this marker. Marker is in front of Squid Lips Restaurant, easily viewed from the sidewalk.
Categories. Notable Buildings
Squid Lips Sign image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Cox, October 30, 2011
3. Squid Lips Sign
Marker is close to this sign
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. This page has been viewed 587 times since then and 97 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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