Melbourne in Brevard County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
History of the 1900 Building
The midway city of Melbourne boasts the grand opening of the Melbourne Hotel. Built by developer Elton Hall.
Late 1920's to Early 1960's
Several specialty shops, a barbershop, a taxi dispatch station and drug store enjoyed bustling business on the first floor. The Van Croix Theatre was built adjacent to the building.
U.S. Route 1 was widened to allow for increased traffic flow… an end to store front parking for the first floor shops.
The Melbourne Bank and Trust/Flagship Bank bought the building and renovated the first and second floors for professional offices.
May of 1984
Harry and Wendy Brandon bought the building and renamed it the 1900 building because of its address and its reflection of the historic era in which it was built. The Brandon's completed an entire renovation of the third floor, reinstalled windows in the structure, added awnings, and continued using the building for professional offices.
Nov. 8 1985
Brandon Properties, Inc. Hosts the grand opening of the Downtown Office Center.
Location. 28° 4.738′ N, 80° 36.217′ W. Marker is in Melbourne, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker is on Harbor City Boulevard (U.S. 1). Touch for map
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Melbourne Hotel (a few steps from this marker); The First Congregational Church of Melbourne (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Florida East Coast Railroad (about 400 feet away); Campbell Park (about 500 feet away); Myles Building (about 600 feet away); Carleton Hotel - Idlewylde Hotel (about 700 feet away); Trysting Steps and Bluff Walk (about 800 feet away); Front Street (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Melbourne.
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 9, 2011, by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. This page has been viewed 777 times since then. Last updated on December 19, 2011, by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. 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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