“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Melbourne in Brevard County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

Harbor City Hotel

Harbor City Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karen Cox, October 30, 2011
1. Harbor City Hotel Marker
Inscription.  A spur track for the Florida East Coast Railway was once located on the north side of this site. The track went out on a dock where freight and passengers were loaded onto river boats for the journey south.

In 1902, the East Coast Lumber and Supply Co. built its planing mill and novelty works at this site. A waterwheel powered by an artesian well created electricity for the mill.

In 1925, the Harbor City Hotel was built here. Estimated cost of the building was $150,000. The name was changed to Oleanders Hotel a few years later and eventually it became known as the Imperial Hotel. In the 1970's it was known as River House. The aging building was razed in 1991.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Florida East Coast Railroad and Hotels series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1902.
Location. 28° 7.87′ N, 80° 37.57′ W. Marker is in Melbourne, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker is at the intersection of Pineapple
Squid Lips Restaurant image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jamie Cox, October 30, 2011
2. Squid Lips Restaurant
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Avenue and Eau Gallie Boulevard on Pineapple Avenue. At the west end of the Eau Gallie causeway near the west bound side. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1400 Pineapple Avenue, Melbourne FL 32935, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Population on the Rise (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eau Gallie Public Library (about 400 feet away); Corner of Highland and Eau Gallie Blvd. (about 400 feet away); Downtown Eau Gallie (about 400 feet away); Karrick's Grocery (about 400 feet away); Old City Hall Complex (about 500 feet away); Highland and St. Clair Street (about 600 feet away); Ginter Building (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Melbourne.
More about this marker. Marker is in front of Squid Lips Restaurant, easily viewed from the sidewalk.
Squid Lips Sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jamie Cox, October 30, 2011
3. Squid Lips Sign
Marker is close to this sign
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2011, by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. This page has been viewed 942 times since then and 163 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 1, 2011, by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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