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

Melbourne Public Library

Melbourne Public Library Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jamie Cox, November 27, 2011
1. Melbourne Public Library Marker
Inscription.  The library began in Mrs. Campbell's store called The Bazaar, on lower New Haven Avenue, in 1918.

It soon outgrew the store, moved to a building on the corner of New Haven Ave. and Vernon Place, then across the street to the display room of the Ford Motor Co.

In 1922, the books were moved to the office of Dr. I. K. Hicks, upstairs over the Ford Motor Co.

Outgrowing Hicks' office, the books were stored in a feed store on Melbourne Court for a time.

The first library building came into existence in 1924 on the corner of Palmetto and Waverly, where the parking lot of the Sun Bank is in 1989. Cost of construction: $2,500. There were 3,000 books.

In 1954 under the leadership of the Civic Improvement Board, a building was completed on this site, with subsequent enlargements made in 1959 and 1974. That building was razed in 1986 and the present library dedicated in September, 1989.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationIndustry & CommerceRoads & VehiclesWomen. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1989.
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4.92′ N, 80° 36.75′ W. Marker is in Melbourne, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker is on East Fee Avenue, 0.1 miles east of Hickory Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Melbourne FL 32901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Persian Gulf War (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); World War II (about 700 feet away); Cold War (about 700 feet away); Korean War (about 700 feet away); Vietnam War (about 700 feet away); Civil War Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away); World War I (about 700 feet away); Spanish-American War (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Melbourne.
Melbourne Public Library image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jamie Cox, November 27, 2011
2. Melbourne Public Library
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 9, 2011, by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. This page has been viewed 659 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 9, 2011, by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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