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

Corner of Highland and Eau Gallie Blvd.

 
 
Corner of Highland and Eau Gallie Blvd. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Cox, October 30, 2011
1. Corner of Highland and Eau Gallie Blvd. Marker
Inscription.  The First State Bank building was open for business on the south side of Eau Gallie Boulevard in 1883. One day in 1896, the cashier of the First State Bank was seen boarding a northbound train with two large suitcases. He was never heard from again, nor was any of the bank's cash found when the directors went to open the bank the next morning.

The large brick building on the southeast corner of Highland and Eau Gallie Blvd. was the State Bank of Eau Gallie, built in 1925. South of the bank, in the middle of the block, was the Airdome Theater which was a tin building - hot in the summer and cold in the winter.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1883.
 
Location. 28° 7.82′ N, 80° 37.61′ W. Marker is in Melbourne, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Highland Avenue and State Road 518. Marker is visible to pedestrians on the sidewalk. It faces away from the road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1435 Highland Avenue, Melbourne FL 32935, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Downtown Eau Gallie (within shouting distance of this marker); Karrick's Grocery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Harbor City Hotel (about 400 feet away); Old City Hall Complex (about 400 feet away); James Wadswsorth Rossetter House (about 500 feet away); Population on the Rise (about 500 feet away); Highland and St. Clair Street (about 700 feet away); The James W. Rossetter House (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Melbourne.
 
Additional keywords. crime, embezzlement, bank robbery, theft
 
First State Bank Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jamie Cox, October 30, 2011
2. First State Bank Building
Now a restaurant.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 30, 2011, by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,117 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 30, 2011, by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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