“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)

Orange Spot Inn

Orange Spot Inn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Cox, November 27, 2011
1. Orange Spot Inn Marker
Inscription. The original hotel on this site was built in 1884 on property which Richard W. Goode purchased from Thomas Mason first white settler of Melbourne. Mrs. R.W. Goode operated the "Rooming House." She called it the Goode House.

In 1894, the Campbell family purchased the property, enlarged the hotel and changed the name to the Bellevue Hotel. A water wheel and a cement pool were added.

In the early part of the twentieth century, tennis matches were held on the Bellevue's tennis courts and the entire population of Melbourne came out to watch.

In 1920, Harry Balsey bought the Bellevue Hotel and changed the name to Orange Spot Inn.

The Inn was destroyed by fire January 12, 1927.
Location. 28° 4.62′ N, 80° 36.334′ W. Marker is in Melbourne, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker is at the intersection of Melbourne Court and Melbourne Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Melbourne Court. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Melbourne FL 32901, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Myles Building (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Campbell Park (about 500 feet away); Florida East Coast Railroad
Orange Court Apartments image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Cox, November 27, 2011
2. Orange Court Apartments
(about 500 feet away); Melbourne Hotel (approx. 0.2 miles away); History of the 1900 Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tin Can Tourist Campground (approx. 0.2 miles away); The First Congregational Church of Melbourne (approx. 0.2 miles away); Crenshaw Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles 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 516 times since then and 107 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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