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Historic Derby Street Chapel

 
 
Historic Derby Street Chapel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, April 5, 2013
1. Historic Derby Street Chapel Marker
Inscription.  Dedicated on July 13, 1924, this structure was built by the Seventh Day Adventist Church, and was heralded by The Cocoa Tribune as “an honor to the City.” In 1955 it was sold to the Church of Christ, Scientist. In 1964 it was sold to the First Baptist Church. The building is constructed of heart of pine and stucco over wire lathing. The Craftsman style architecture and the original flooring, windows, altar rail, and tin tile roof have been preserved. The roof withstood many years of hurricanes without leaking. In 1996, the building was destined to be demolished for a parking lot, but local preservationists objected and resolved to save the historic building. In 2003, Cocoa Main Street leased the property to restore and rehabilitate it as a community use facility. Restoration was done by volunteer labor. Design and landscaping of the adjoining park was a project of the Dirt Daubers Circle of the Cocoa-Rockledge Garden Club. On September 27, 2005, it was officially named “The Historic Derby Street Chapel.”
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Erected 2006 by Cocoa Main Street, Brevard Historical Commission, Brevard County Tourist Development Council, and Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-568.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. A significant historical date for this entry is July 13, 1924.
 
Location. 28° 21.054′ N, 80° 43.565′ W. Marker is in Cocoa, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker is at the intersection of Derby Street and Brevard Avenue, on the left when traveling west on Derby Street. Marker is located beside the sidewalk, directly in front of the subject building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 Derby Street, Cocoa FL 32922, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Cocoa Post Office (approx. 0.2 miles away); Edward Postell Porcher House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Staff Sergeant Melvin Morris (approx. ¼ mile away); Emory Lawrence Bennett (approx. ¼ mile away); Cocoa Village Playhouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); The S. F. Travis Company (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hernandez Trail (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cocoa.
 
Historic Derby Street Chapel Marker (<i>tall view</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, April 5, 2013
2. Historic Derby Street Chapel Marker (tall view)
Historic Derby Street Chapel Marker (<i>wide view; looking south along Brevard Avenue</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, April 5, 2013
3. Historic Derby Street Chapel Marker (wide view; looking south along Brevard Avenue)
Historic Derby Street Chapel image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, April 5, 2013
4. Historic Derby Street Chapel
Historic Derby Street Chapel (<i>northeast corner view</i>) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, April 5, 2013
5. Historic Derby Street Chapel (northeast corner view)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 29, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 29, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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