Osceola Park Historic Residential District

Osceola Park Historic Residential District (HM1R5G)

Location: Vero Beach, FL 32960 Indian River County
Country: United States of America

N 27° 38.176', W 80° 24.359'

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Osceola Park was one of the first residential subdivisions added to the town of Vero Beach and contains the city's largest concentration of early 20th century buildings. In 1915 and 1917, the Indian River Farms Company, who had platted the original town of Vero in 1913, hired chief engineer William H. Kimball to develop plans for the subdivisions of Little Acre Farms and Osceola Park Homesites. Located west of Vero, the Little Acre Farms subdivision consisted of one-acre lots that provided enough land for a home, a vegetable garden, and some livestock. In contrast, Osceola Park was laid out following a traditional grid pattern of streets, some using American Indian names such as Osceola, Tom Tiger, and Tallahassee. Osceola Park was developed for Vero's first residents, and the neighborhood became a fashionable residential district where some of the town's most prominent citizens lived. The district developed between 1915 and 1958, and includes houses that represent the architectural tastes and changes in construction technology over four decades. The approximately forty-acre Osceola Park Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2013.
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HM NumberHM1R5G
Marker NumberF-815
Year Placed2014
Placed ByIndian River County Historical Society, The City of Vero Beach, The Osceola Park Neighborhood Association, The Tourist Development Council of Indian River County and the Florida Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, March 21st, 2016 at 9:04am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 558600 N 3057051
Decimal Degrees27.63626667, -80.40598333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 27° 38.176', W 80° 24.359'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds27° 38' 10.56" N, 80° 24' 21.54" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)561, 772
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2000-2026 19th St, Vero Beach FL 32960, US
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