Nannie Lee House

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Nannie Lee House
Nannie Lee House Front 1.jpg
General information
Type Wood
Architectural style Queen Anne[1]
Location 1218 East New Haven Avenue
Melbourne, Florida
Construction started About 1905[2][1]
Technical details
Floor count 2

The Nannie Lee House, often referred to as Strawberry Mansion, is a historic U.S. home located at 1218 East New Haven Avenue, Melbourne, Florida. John B. Lee and his wife Nannie McBride Lee from Albion, New York built the house in 1905.[2] Lily Tidwell, adopted granddaughter of Nannie Lee, inherited the house in 1929, and her family lived there for many years. The house served as a restaurant called The Strawberry Mansion from 1981 until 2007.

The house and attached buildings were sold in 2010.[citation needed] DiGiacinto purchased the property and changed it to a food business called "The Mansion of Melbourne" in 2011.[3]

Local urban legend alleges the house as haunted with vague reports of paranormal activity, but no concrete documentation supports the claim.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Brevard County Historical Commission. Historic Brevard: Your Guide to Historic Landmarks in Brevard County (2006), p. 26-27.
  2. ^ a b Historic Marker located on site.
  3. ^ Brevard Business News. Diversification helps area general contractor Don Facciobene Inc. weather commercial-construction downturn; on the job shaping up The Mansion of Melbourne, it is a multifaceted food business (Melbourne, Florida: Brevard Business News, May 30, 2011), p. 10.

Coordinates: 28°04′46″N 80°36′08″W / 28.079474°N 80.602088°W / 28.079474; -80.602088