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

Old Melbourne Beach Town Hall

 
 
Old Melbourne Beach Town Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Cox, March 2, 2012
1. Old Melbourne Beach Town Hall Marker
Inscription. This building was constructed in 1908 facing the Indian River Lagoon in the area now know as Ryckman Park in Melbourne Beach. It originally held offices of the Melbourne Beach Improvement Company. The officers, Capt. Rufus Beaujean, son Donald Beaujean and Lawrence Ryckman made plans for the town which included the pier, lot sites, roads, and a railway which ran from the Indian River to the Atlantic Ocean. Eventually, the building became the Melbourne Beach Town Hall and Post Office. In 1953, a new town hall was built and this building was floated down the river to this area. It was used for meetings and classes and managed by Mr. and Mrs. Williams, and became known as the Williams Building. When the Spessard Holland Golf Course was built, the building was moved to the point of land between Oak Street and Highway A1A where it continued to be a community center. In 2001, the county scheduled it for demolition, but two citizens requested time for rehabilitation. After many discussions, petitions and student letters, the county agreed to lease the building to the Town of Melbourne Beach. A committee enlisted the help of volunteers. In May 2007 the building opened as a history center. A Florida Heritage Site.
 
Erected 2008 by The Brevard County Historical Commission The Brevard County Tourist Development
Old Melbourne Beach Town Hall Building image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Cox, March 2, 2012
2. Old Melbourne Beach Town Hall Building
Council and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-640.)
 
Location. 28° 3.059′ N, 80° 33.016′ W. Marker is in Melbourne Beach, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker is on Oak Street, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. The Old Town Hall building and marker are near the south end of Oak Street, near the "Y" with State Road A1A. Marker is in this post office area: Melbourne Beach FL 32951, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Myrtle Cottage (approx. 1.4 miles away); Community Chapel of Melbourne Beach Florida (approx. 1.5 miles away); The Ryckman House (approx. 1.5 miles away); The Villa Marine (approx. 1.5 miles away); Melbourne Beach Pier (approx. 1.5 miles away); Melbourne & Atlantic Railroad (approx. 1.5 miles away); Indialantic Casino (approx. 3 miles away); Possible Vicinity of Juan Ponce de Leonís Landing (approx. 3.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Melbourne Beach.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Old Melbourne Beach Town Hall Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Cox, March 2, 2012
3. Old Melbourne Beach Town Hall Entrance
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. This page has been viewed 573 times since then and 22 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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