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

Gen. John B. Castleman House

 
 
Gen. John B. Castleman House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Cox, October 30, 2011
1. Gen. John B. Castleman House Marker
Inscription. This house was built prior to 1900 by Gen. John B. Castleman, a veteran of the Civil War and the Spanish-American War. Gen. Castleman, from Louisville, KY., used this as his winter home for many years.

The General was active in political and civic affairs in Kentucky, and here in Florida enjoyed cruising the Indian River in his yacht. He was one of the prime movers in the building of the first Eau Gallie Yacht Club.

Gen. Castleman died in May, 1918, in Louisville, Ky.

Sponsored by: Dr. and Mrs. Jack Bechtel
 
Location. 28° 7.63′ N, 80° 37.44′ W. Marker is in Melbourne, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker is at the intersection of Young Street and Sunny Point Drive, on the left when traveling east on Young Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Young Street, Melbourne FL 32935, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hodgson Home and Drugstore (within shouting distance of this marker); Breckenridge Landing (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hodgson Brothers Store and Boatways (about 400 feet away); Site of First Houston Homestead (about 500 feet away);
Gen. John B. Castleman House image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Cox, October 30, 2011
2. Gen. John B. Castleman House
Highland and St. Clair Street (about 500 feet away); Eau Gallie Yacht Club (about 500 feet away); Houston Pioneer Cemetery (about 700 feet away); Twin Oaks (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Melbourne.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 1, 2011, by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. This page has been viewed 598 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 1, 2011, by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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