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

Melbourne Beach Pier

 
 
Melbourne Beach Pier Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Cox, March 2, 2012
1. Melbourne Beach Pier Marker
Inscription.  
Constructed 1889
Restored 1985
Originally built by the Melbourne and Atlantic Railroad company, this pier was the gateway to the barrier island. A "Port Facility" for tourists, residents, freight, and mail, it supported a standard gauge railroad from the west end of the pier to the Atlantic Ocean one half mile to the east. This historic landmark was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 12, 1984.

The Florida Department of Natural Resources and the Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program and local citizens generously contributed funds to assist in the 1985 restoration project.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 28° 4.102′ N, 80° 33.952′ W. Marker is in Melbourne Beach, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker is at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Ocean Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Riverside Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Melbourne Beach FL 32951, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles
Melbourne Beach Pier image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Cox, February 11, 2012
2. Melbourne Beach Pier
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Melbourne & Atlantic Railroad (here, next to this marker); The Villa Marine (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ryckman House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Community Chapel of Melbourne Beach Florida (approx. 0.2 miles away); Myrtle Cottage (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Melbourne Beach Town Hall (approx. 1˝ miles away); Indialantic Casino (approx. 1.7 miles away); Billy Wallace House (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Melbourne Beach.
 
Piling from Old Pier image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Cox, March 2, 2012
3. Piling from Old Pier
Piling from Pier circa 1918 Salvaged during reconstruction in 2002.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2017. It was originally submitted on March 3, 2012, by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. This page has been viewed 737 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 3, 2012, by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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