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

Edward Postell Porcher House

 
 
Edward Postell Porcher House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, December 27, 2017
1. Edward Postell Porcher House Marker
Inscription. On October 31, 1916, citrus grower and inventor Edward Postell Porcher and wife Byrnina Peck Porcher, moved into what was the grandest house in Cocoa. The house is a unique example of Neo-Classical Revival Style architecture interpreted in coquina rock. It featured ten bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, a partial basement, and an attic. Mrs. Porcher's love of card games can be seen in the house's design as the facade incorporated club-, diamond-, heart-, and spade-shaped stones. Lost elements included a porte-cochere on the north side, swimming pool, and large packinghouse on the river bank behind the house that processed produce boated from the family's groves on Merritt Island. The Porcher family lived in the house until Edward's death in June 1939. The estate passed to his son Arthur, who died the next month. The house was sold and used as a hotel for a brief period. In 1945, the City of Cocoa purchased the house and it became city hall. The house was restored with funds from city and state historic preservation grants. It was used as event space and office space for local businesses following the restoration. The Porcher House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.
 
Erected 2017 by Brevard County Historical Commission, Brevard County Tourism Development Council,
Edward Postell Porcher House Marker with house in background image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, December 27, 2017
2. Edward Postell Porcher House Marker with house in background
and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-937.)
 
Location. 28° 21.232′ N, 80° 43.514′ W. Marker is in Cocoa, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker is on Delannoy Avenue north of Church Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 434 Delannoy Ave, Cocoa FL 32922, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Hernandez Trail (approx. half a mile away); Valencia Historic District (approx. 1.3 miles away); Lawndale (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Last Naval Battle of the American Revolutionary War (approx. 2.6 miles away); Ulumay (approx. 3 miles away); Provost Hall (approx. 5.4 miles away); Georgiana Railway: 1892-1894 (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cocoa.
 
Also see . . .
1. Florida Citrus Hall of Fame. (Submitted on January 1, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.)
2. The Porcher House. The City of Cocoa (Submitted on January 2, 2018.) 
 
Categories. ArchitectureSettlements & Settlers
 
Edward Postell Porcher House image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, December 27, 2017
3. Edward Postell Porcher House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 1, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 1, 2018, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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