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

Myles Building

 
 
Myles Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Cox, November 27, 2011
1. Myles Building Marker
Inscription. This building was erected in 1913 and contained a billiard parlor and restaurant on the ground floor, and the Midway Hotel upstairs. The Melbourne Times moved from its Front Street location to this building almost as soon as it was finished, and remained here about four years.

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.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is attached to the building and can be viewed from the sidewalk. Marker is at or near this postal address: 911 E New Haven Avenue, Melbourne FL 32901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 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
Myles Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jamie Cox, November 27, 2011
2. Myles Building Marker
(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. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Melbourne.
 
Additional keywords. gangster
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 28, 2011, by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. This page has been viewed 533 times since then and 38 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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