Dudley-Bessey House

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Dudley-Bessey House
Dudley - Bessey House, Stuart, Florida 002.JPG
Dudley-Bessey House, July 2010
General information
Architectural styleColonial Revival
Town or city110 SW Atlanta Ave., Stuart, Florida
CountryUnited States
Coordinates27°11′58″N 80°15′29″W / 27.199498°N 80.257931°W / 27.199498; -80.257931
ClientPhillip B. H. Dudley
Technical details
Structural systemwooden frame
Design and construction
Plaque on entrance from street

The Dudley-Bessey House, also known as the Major Phillip B. H. Dudley Home, is an historic two-story, single-family house located at 110 SW Atlanta Avenue in Stuart in Martin County, Florida. Built in 1909 for Phillip B. H. Dudley, it features a first floor central hallway which runs from the street-side entrance straight though to the main entrance which faces the Halpatiokee River, now known as the South Fork of the St. Lucie River. All interior rooms open from this hallway. It later became home of Hubert W. Bessey, 1855–1918, one of the founders of Stuart, Sometime before 1989 the street side was altered by the addition of a long porch with a flat roof and a sloped roof over the entryway. Today most of the front porch has been enclosed and incorporated into the building, leaving only a sheltered entryway with a grander sloped roof over the entry way and hip roofs over the each side of the former porch. The interior has been restored and the building became the offices of United Yacht Sales.

In 1989, the Dudley-Bessey House was listed in A Guide to Florida's Historic Architecture, published by the University of Florida Press.[1]


  1. ^ A Guide to Florida's Historic Architecture, 1989, Gainesville: University of Florida Press, p. 137, ISBN 0-8130-0941-3