Historic Markers Across Florida



Riverview Drive



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Location: 181 S. Riverview Drive, Melbourne.
County: Brevard
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Waymark: None
 



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The older homes on the river side of this street, going north, were mostly built in the period 1890- 1905. Riverboat crews, laying over in Melbourne, often worked as carpenters on these homes.

The Stewart Home (immediately to the east of this sign) was built in 1893 by Theodore Mismer. The next house, north, was built by Elizabeth Eaton about the same year. The next house was built by the Phillips Family who had a pineapple plantation on the peninsula to the east.

At the far northern end of the street is the W. T. Wells Home, known as Green Gables, and built in 1897. At that time Green Gables was far out of town, but Wells surveyed his land, bought horses and plows and had shell roads laid out in each direction from the house.

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