H. S. Williams House

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Coordinates: 28°19′53″N 80°42′56″W / 28.331339°N 80.71552°W / 28.331339; -80.71552

H. S. Williams House
H. S. Williams House (Rockledge, Florida) 002.jpg
General information
Type House
Architectural style Queen Anne[1]
Location 1219 Rockledge Drive
Rockledge, Florida
Construction started 1880[1]
Governing body Brevard County[1]
Technical details
Floor area Three Story

The H. S. Williams House was a historic U.S. home located at 1219 Rockledge Drive, Rockledge, Florida. Hiram Smith Williams built the house in 1880 after moving to the area in 1874 from Alabama.[1] Williams grew citrus, founded Brevard Telephone Company, and served as a Florida state senator.[2] The third floor of the home was used as a schoolroom for children, becoming one of the first schools in the county.[1][2] Brevard County purchased the home in 1989 and restored it.[1] In 2012, the Preservation and Education Trust from Rockledge was raising money to turn the house into a historic museum.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Brevard County Historical Commission. Historic Brevard: Your Guide to Historic Landmarks in Brevard County (2006), p. 18.
  2. ^ a b c Berman, Dave. "Group hopes to turn house into museum", Florida Today, Space Coast section, (Melbourne, Florida: Florida Today, 01 October 2012), pp. B1 & B3.