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Vero Beach in Indian River County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Osceola Park Historic Residential District

 
 
Osceola Park Historic Residential District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, March 11, 2015
1. Osceola Park Historic Residential District Marker
Inscription. Osceola Park was one of the first residential subdivisions added to the town of Vero Beach and contains the city's largest concentration of early 20th century buildings. In 1915 and 1917, the Indian River Farms Company, who had platted the original town of Vero in 1913, hired chief engineer William H. Kimball to develop plans for the subdivisions of Little Acre Farms and Osceola Park Homesites. Located west of Vero, the Little Acre Farms subdivision consisted of one-acre lots that provided enough land for a home, a vegetable garden, and some livestock. In contrast, Osceola Park was laid out following a traditional grid pattern of streets, some using American Indian names such as Osceola, Tom Tiger, and Tallahassee. Osceola Park was developed for Vero's first residents, and the neighborhood became a fashionable residential district where some of the town's most prominent citizens lived. The district developed between 1915 and 1958, and includes houses that represent the architectural tastes and changes in construction technology over four decades. The approximately forty-acre Osceola Park Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013.
 
Erected 2014 by Indian River County Historical Society, The City of Vero Beach, The Osceola Park Neighborhood Association, The
Osceola Park Historic Residential District Marker with 19th St on the left image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, March 11, 2015
2. Osceola Park Historic Residential District Marker with 19th St on the left
Tourist Development Council of Indian River County and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-815.)
 
Location. 27° 38.176′ N, 80° 24.359′ W. Marker is in Vero Beach, Florida, in Indian River County. Marker is at the intersection of 19th Street and 20th Avenue, on the right when traveling west on 19th Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vero Beach FL 32960, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. City of Vero Beach (approx. 0.4 miles away); Vero Beach City Hall (approx. 0.7 miles away); Baseball and Dodgertown (approx. 1.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial Island Sanctuary (approx. 2.4 miles away); McKee Jungle Gardens (approx. 2.4 miles away); McKee Jungle Garden Gates (approx. 2.4 miles away); US-1 Tee-Beam Bridge in Indian River County (approx. 6 miles away); Sebastian (approx. 13.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Vero Beach.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 140 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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