Stuart in Martin County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Burn Brae Plantation Krueger House
early pioneers of Potsdam (now Stuart) Florida
Annie (Speirs) and Albert Krueger
This property has been listed in the
National Register of Historic Places
by the United States Department of the Interior
Marker placed by
Halpatiokee Chapter, NSDAR
February 1, 2020
Erected 2020 by Halpatiokee Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1904.
Location. 27° 11.819′ N, 80° 13.905′ W. Marker is in Stuart, Florida, in Martin County. Marker is at the intersection of SE Krueger Creek Place and SE Ocean Boulevard (Florida Road A1A), on the right when traveling south on SE Krueger Creek Place. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1170 SE Ocean Blvd, Stuart FL 34996, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this A Healing Sanitarium (approx. 0.3 miles away); Martin County Courthouse (approx. 1.2 miles away); Martin County Court House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Lyric Theatre (approx. 1.4 miles away); A Great Place for a Vacation (approx. 1.4 miles away); City of Stuart Water Tower (approx. 1.4 miles away); Passengers, Pay Phones and a Post Office (approx. 1.4 miles away); Hello Girls! (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stuart.
Regarding Burn Brae Plantation Krueger House. Excerpt from the National Register nomination, quoting Albert R. Krueger from an interview that appeared in The Stuart Messenger on June 27, 1918:
As the family came (1894-1897) additional rooms were necessary and we had to build on and incidentally we dispensed with the big umbrella that we always raised over the bed when it rained, also keeping out the starlight. We built and added on until we are as we are now. The old house still stands in the orchard and for many years was the home of 'our man Friday', Albert Thompson, who is still with us. Our home is called 'Burn Brae.' I named it in honor of my Scotch wife.
Also see . . .
1. Burn Brae Plantation/Krueger House (PDF). Nomination and photographs (Submitted on March 16, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
2. Historical Vignettes: Stuart's spirited pioneer Krueger family. Stuart locals affectionately called Albert Krueger "Dude" because he often wore a suit, complete with stiff white collars, fancy tie and a derby hat. He married the local school teacher and became a successful pineapple grower. (Alice L. and Greg E. Luckhardt, TCPalm.com, posted Feb. 28, 2013) (Submitted on March 16, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 16, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 180 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.