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Osceola Park Historic Residential District

 
 
Osceola Park Historic Residential District Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, March 11, 2015
1. Osceola Park Historic Residential District Marker
Inscription.  Osceola Park was one of the first residential subdivisions added to the town of Vero Beach and contains the city's largest concentration of early 20th century buildings. In 1915 and 1917, the Indian River Farms Company, who had platted the original town of Vero in 1913, hired chief engineer William H. Kimball to develop plans for the subdivisions of Little Acre Farms and Osceola Park Homesites. Located west of Vero, the Little Acre Farms subdivision consisted of one-acre lots that provided enough land for a home, a vegetable garden, and some livestock. In contrast, Osceola Park was laid out following a traditional grid pattern of streets, some using American Indian names such as Osceola, Tom Tiger, and Tallahassee. Osceola Park was developed for Vero's first residents, and the neighborhood became a fashionable residential district where some of the town's most prominent citizens lived. The district developed between 1915 and 1958, and includes houses that represent the architectural tastes and changes in construction technology over four decades. The approximately forty-acre Osceola Park Historic District was listed on the National Register of
Osceola Park Historic Residential District Marker with 19th St on the left image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, March 11, 2015
2. Osceola Park Historic Residential District Marker with 19th St on the left
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Erected 2014 by Indian River County Historical Society, The City of Vero Beach, The Osceola Park Neighborhood Association, The Tourist Development Council of Indian River County and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-815.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places.
 
Location. 27° 38.176′ N, 80° 24.359′ W. Marker is in Vero Beach, Florida, in Indian River County. Marker is at the intersection of 19th Street and 20th Avenue, on the right when traveling west on 19th Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vero Beach FL 32960, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. City of Vero Beach (approx. 0.4 miles away); Maher Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Theater Plaza (approx. half a mile away); The Pueblo Arcade (approx. half a mile away); Regent Court (approx. half a mile away); Simmons / Seminole Building (approx. half a mile away); Centennial Fountain (approx. half a mile away); Courthouse Executive Center (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vero Beach.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 18, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 356 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 18, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 4, 2022