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Creation Date

7-23-2011

Building Name

Melbourne Beach Pier

Description

Melbourne Beach Pier Marker, Melbourne, FL.

This marker is at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Ocean Avenue, in Melbourne Beach, Florida .

The marker reads as :

Constructed 1889

Restored 1985

" Originally built by the Melbourne and Atlantic Railroad company, this pier was the gateway to the barrier island. A "Port Facility" for tourists, residents, freight, and mail, it supported a standard gauge railroad from the west end of the pier to the Atlantic Ocean one half mile to the east. This historic landmark was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 12, 1984. "

The Florida Department of Natural Resources and the Florida recreation Development Assistance Program and local citizens generously contributed funds to assist in the 1985 restoration project.

Latitude, Longitude

28.06836389, -80.56590278

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Melbourne Beach Pier Marker; Melbourne Beach Pier; Plaque; Melbourne Beach; Brevard County (Fl.); Melbourne (Fl.); Historical marker --- Florida --- Melbourne.

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