Melbourne in Brevard County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Billy Wallace House
Wallace organized and directed Melbourne’s first orchestra composed of his children and their cousins, the older children of Charles and Addie Wallace Shull who lived nearby. “Uncle Billy’s Band” played at parties at the old Carlton Hotel and at early 4th of July celebrations in Melbourne. Wallace later became the first city band director in West Palm Beach.
Location. 28° 4.188′ N, 80° 35.886′ W. Marker is in Melbourne, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker is on Riverview Drive 0.1 miles north of Jernigan Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Union Cypress Sawmill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Crenshaw Hotel (approx. half a mile away); First Post Office Site (approx. 0.6 miles away); Orange Spot Inn (approx. 0.7 miles away); Florida East Coast Railroad (approx. 0.7 miles away); Front Street (approx. 0.7 miles away); History of the 1900 Building (approx. 0.7 miles away); Campbell Park (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Melbourne.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 19, 2014, by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. This page has been viewed 507 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 19, 2014, by Jamie Cox of Melbourne, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.