Melbourne in Brevard County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Following Prohibition, the billiard parlor became Shorty's Bar, and it is said that mobster Al Capone once played pool here.
When the local school needed more classrooms (1916-1920), students had to attend some classes in this building as well as in the Methodist church across the street and in City Hall.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Education • Industry & Commerce • Sports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1913.
Location. 28° 4.698′ N, 80° 36.327′ W. Marker is in Melbourne, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of New Haven Avenue. Marker is attached to the building and can be viewed from the sidewalk. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 911 E New Haven Avenue, Melbourne FL 32901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking Campbell Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Florida East Coast Railroad (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Orange Spot Inn (about 500 feet away); Melbourne Hotel (about 600 feet away); History of the 1900 Building (about 600 feet away); The First Congregational Church of Melbourne (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tin Can Tourist Campground (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carleton Hotel - Idlewylde Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Melbourne.
Additional keywords. gangster
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2011, by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. This page has been viewed 654 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 28, 2011, by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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