Martin County Historic Register
Martin County Historical Preservation Board
March 9, 2015
is listed in the
of Historic Places . . . — — Map (db m193623) HM
In 1942 the federal government opened Camp Murphy. It was the home of the Southern Signal Corps School during World War II and served as a U.S. Army base for instruction in radar operation in the early course of the war. The post was named in honor . . . — — Map (db m14314) HM
Three miles to the east on September 23, 1696, the British barkentine Reformation foundered off Jupiter Island. The 24 survivors included a party of Quakers bound from Jamaica to Pennsylvania. Leader of the Quakers was Jonathan Dickinson who . . . — — Map (db m14311) HM
When he arrived from New Jersey in the early 1930s, Vincent Natulkiewicz, also known as Vince “Trapper” Nelson found the area still teeming with wildlife. For decades he lived off the land, supplementing his diet of raccoon, gopher . . . — — Map (db m106565) HM
Born in 1923, Betty Mae Tiger Jumper was the first Chairwoman of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, elected in 1967. She spent her early life with her parents, Ada Tiger and Abe Partan, at the Seminole camp in Indiantown. Tribal medicine men threatened . . . — — Map (db m148906) HM
From 1900 until the late 1950s, the Jupiter Indiantown Road connected the communities of Jupiter and Indiantown, giving residents access to resources. Dade County governed the area in 1899, when the new road was cut. In Indiantown about that time, . . . — — Map (db m96931) HM
In 1893, a community of Episcopal worshippers began to emerge in this area. With the property donated by Charles H. and Mary Racey, the congregation established the All Saints' Episcopal Church and All Saints' Cemetery in 1898.
The All Saints' . . . — — Map (db m112175) HM
Dedicated To The Recipients Of The Nation's Oldest Military Decoration "The Purple Heart" Combat Wounded Veterans Military Order of the Purple Heart 1782 - 1932 My stone is red for the blood they shed. The . . . — — Map (db m213496) HM WM
A Marker for Millennia
A recognizable landmark on the west bank of the Indian River, the prominent rise we know today as Mount Elizabeth, is actually a collection of debris from a Late Archaic village over 4,200 years old. The Archaic . . . — — Map (db m150970) HM
Mount Elizabeth Mound was constructed approximately 4,000 years ago during the Late Archaic Period by Florida bands who selected this site for a ceremonial shell midden-mound. It was occupied 4,000-800 years ago by ancient peoples who first . . . — — Map (db m106567) HM
This Mediterranean Revival style monument typical of the pre-Depression Florida Boom was designed by Nat C. Hodgdon of Pfeiffer and O'Reilly Architects, constructed by A. L. Doenges and completed on February 20, 1926. The arch was built to celebrate . . . — — Map (db m83286) HM
Mt. Elizabeth and the surrounding property were purchased by explorer William Henry Racey in the late 1850's. In 1891, his son, Charles Racey, built a three-story wood-frame house on the mound for his family and started a pineapple and citrus . . . — — Map (db m117570) HM
Across the Intracoastal Waterway is Jupiter Island. It was part of an ancient offshore sand bar which became exposed when the sea level dropped.
Protected from salt spray and yet close enough to the ocean to receive its warming effects, the island . . . — — Map (db m226874) HM
This 10-minute walk up to the top of the Hobe Mountain Observation Tower will give you a view of the Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal Waterway, and the entire expanse of the park. As you walk through the Sand Pine Scrub (Vanishing plant Community) . . . — — Map (db m226371) HM
The plant community located around the tower is called sand pine scrub and is found on the higher elevations in the park. It is two-layered, with the sand pine occupying the top layer, and various oaks and shrubs making up a thick understory. This . . . — — Map (db m226873) HM
On September 16, 1928, a hurricane came ashore near the Jupiter Lighthouse and traveled west across Palm Beach County to Lake Okeechobee. This deadly hurricane destroyed hundreds of buildings and left millions of dollars of property damage. Many of . . . — — Map (db m114784) HM
Sewall's Point, with high fertile hammocks situated between the St. Lucie and Indian rivers, attracted this area's earliest settlers. These pioneers cleared the land, planted pineapples, and citrus, and traveled to Titusville by sailboat for . . . — — Map (db m112170) HM
Dr. William H. Baker and his family settled here in 1880 and named the place Waveland. Their home was the first permanent residence in what is Martin County today, and Waveland was prominent on Florida maps for many years. The section line that . . . — — Map (db m112169) HM
In 1889, Capt. Henry Seawall and his wife, Abbie, settled on the peninsula that bears their name. Previously, the Sewall family inherited a third of the 16,000-acre Miles-Hanson Grant, awarded by the king of Spain in 1823. Within the grant were the . . . — — Map (db m127508) HM
It was New Year's Day 1916 and many locals took the ferry to the big Palm City picnic. They were soon called back when someone looked across the St. Lucie to see smoke billowing on the horizon and yelled, "Stuart is burning down!"
And sure . . . — — Map (db m193628) HM
Have you ever had a vacation that was so great you didn't want to go home? That's what happened to President Grover Cleveland when he visited Stuart in 1899. The President had such a good time fishing here that he bought a lot just north of where . . . — — Map (db m193644) HM
Back in the 1900s, Stuart locals were a healthy lot, and thanks to balmy temperatures, endless sunshine, and salty air, visiting northerners often found they regained their good health too. No wonder the entire region came to be known as “a healing . . . — — Map (db m193671) HM
A lasting monument to the original settlers and
early pioneers of Potsdam (now Stuart) Florida
Annie (Speirs) and Albert Krueger
This property has been listed in the
National Register of Historic Places
by the United States . . . — — Map (db m193689) HM
Visible behind you, Stuart's water tower rises above the tree line as you gaze down historic Osceola Street.
The water tower was constructed in 1959. The American flag first appeared encircling the tank as suggested by the Martin County High . . . — — Map (db m193648) HM
Thee pilings are the remains of the Florida East Coast Railway freight dock, once a center of local commerce for many years. Fish and pineapples were shipped from Stuart by the boxcar load.
In 1918, when the first auto-bridge spanned the St. . . . — — Map (db m226363) HM
Listed on the Stuart Historic Register on December 4, 2018.
Certificate of Designation-Resolution No. 13-2018 (CRA)
Geo. W. Parks General Merchandise was constructed by George Washington Parks in 1901, when Stuart (originally named . . . — — Map (db m226358) HM
Built in 1901, this is one of the best examples of early 20th century wood frame vernacular style commercial buildings left in south Florida.
The second story served as the Parks family home in later years. The store evolved into a hardware . . . — — Map (db m226367) HM
The iron-hulled Italian bark Georges Valentine was built in 1869 at Liverpool, England. She was wrecked here in a storm on October 16, 1904, while bound from Pensacola to Buenos Aires with a load of lumber. Five members of her twelve-man crew . . . — — Map (db m112173) HM
Only one remaining of nine on Florida east coast commissioned in 1875 for the U.S. Life-Saving Service. Keepers provided shelter, food, clothing, and transportation to survivors of shipwrecks and storms at sea. In U.S. Coast Guard Service through . . . — — Map (db m112172) HM
Europeans arriving at Hutchinson Island in the 16th century found the island populated by hundreds of Native Americans living in settlements bordering both the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian River.
The rich marine environment provided these . . . — — Map (db m106588) HM
Built in 1925 by R.l. Robb Construction Co. for the Golden Gate Development Company, this building is one of Martin County's most distinctive historical structures. The two-story, trapezoidal building was designed in the Mission/Mediterranean . . . — — Map (db m136029) HM
Travelers arriving in Stuart in the late 1800's knew they had reached a civilized town when they saw the steeple of Stuart's first church standing next to the railroad in the Potsdam Subdivision. Built in 1895, the 12-member congregation represented . . . — — Map (db m193635) HM
The Peter Montague & Lord Baltimore
Chapters of the National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century mark this Martin County Court House to commemorate the historical significance of this site to Martin County, Florida and its people. Built in . . . — — Map (db m193667) HM
In 1903 Noah parks built this house for his family shotly after his brother George Parks constructed the General Merchandise Store.
In November of 1908 Noah Parks contracted a fatal illness and died, leaving his widow Mildred and seven children . . . — — Map (db m226359) HM
Look behind you. The two-story building with the elaborate faux stone exterior is the Feroe Building. Built in 1913, this was the home of the Stuart Drug Company – and Stuart's first pay phone!
Installed on April 9, 1915, calls from the phone . . . — — Map (db m193656) HM
In Memory of those men and women who honorably and faithfully served their country in the armed forces of the United States of America, in the preservation of freedom and justice for all; their sacrifices, faith in God and country, shall be . . . — — Map (db m226415) WM