“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)

Old City Hall Complex

Old City Hall Complex Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Cox, November 4, 2011
1. Old City Hall Complex Marker
Inscription. Brevard Art Museum was at one time City Hall, police, and fire department of Eau Gallie. Whenever there was a fire, a siren, located on top of the three story roof, would inform all the local volunteers they were needed. Local businessmen on Highland would push the fire truck out of the station onto Highland.

During the depression the city did not have enough money for a new battery for the fire truck. The volunteers would push the truck down Bud Yeager Drive and pop the clutch to start the engine. This was how they got the truck started for about a year before a new battery was purchased. The fire truck always started and arrived at each call.

Early residents had to be careful where they walked. A revised Eau Gallie ordinance in 1907 stated under section 3 "No horse, mule, or other animal shall be ridden, led or driven or be allowed to stand on any of the sidewalks of the town."
Location. 28° 7.883′ N, 80° 37.653′ W. Marker is in Melbourne, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker is on Highland Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Melbourne FL 32935, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Karrick's Grocery (within shouting distance of this marker); Ginter Building
Foosaner Art Museum image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Cox, November 4, 2011
2. Foosaner Art Museum
Formerly Brevard Art Museum, formerly the Old City Hall Complex.
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Downtown Eau Gallie (about 300 feet away); Population on the Rise (about 300 feet away); Corner of Highland and Eau Gallie Blvd. (about 400 feet away); Harbor City Hotel (about 500 feet away); Eau Gallie Public Library (about 500 feet away); St. Paul's United Methodist Church (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Melbourne.
Regarding Old City Hall Complex. The Brevard Art Museum mentioned on the marker is now the Foosaner Art Museum which in 2011 became part of Florida Tech.
Categories. Government
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. This page has been viewed 430 times since then and 95 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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