Inscription. The exact year the Roesch house was built is unknown. It was probably constructed sometime after 1892. It was constructed by William Russell Roesch. Roesch was made city treasurer of Eau Gallie in 1887. Roesch was also mayor of Eau Gallie numerous times. He served from 1896 through 1897, from 1908 through 1909 and from 1924 through 1926.
By Karen Cox, October 30, 2011
|1. Roesch House Marker|
President Woodrow Wilson appointed W. R. Roesch as the postmaster for Eau Gallie in 1913. President Wilson reappointed him again in 1918. In 1921 President Warren Harding reappointed him to this position. Roesch was also a member of the local fire department and was a seller of fruits.
Today most of the house is original, containing original wires and flooring. The house is used as an office by the Florida Historical Society.
Location. 28° 7.71′ N, 80° 37.57′ W. Marker is in Melbourne, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker is on Highland Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1320 Highland Avenue, Melbourne FL 32934, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The James W. Rossetter House (a few steps from this marker); Twin Oaks (within shouting distance of this marker); James Wadswsorth Rossetter House (within shouting distance of this marker); Houston Pioneer Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Highland and St. Clair Street (about 400 feet away, in a direct line); Site of First Houston Homestead (about 400 feet away); St. John's Episcopal Church (about 600 feet away); Corner of Highland and Eau Gallie Blvd. (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Melbourne.
By Kathryn Smith Lockhard
|2. Mayor William Russell Roesch|
|Founder of the Eau Gallie Record|
1. William Russell Roesch
Wm R Roesch was my great grandfather. He began to build this new home in May of 1901. Upon completion, he moved his family in on June 28, 1901. I am the author of a biography/memoir of the Roesch family, "Forever Laced", a Journey Through Two Centuries.
— Submitted May 11, 2012, by Kathryn Smith Lockhard of Bridgewater, Massachusetts.