St. Lucie Village Historic District

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St. Lucie Village Historic District
St. Lucie Vill FL HD house01.jpg
St. Lucie Village Historic District is located in Florida
St. Lucie Village Historic District
St. Lucie Village Historic District is located in the US
St. Lucie Village Historic District
Location 2505-3305 N. Indian River Drive
St. Lucie Village, Florida 34946
Coordinates 27°29′17″N 80°20′10″W / 27.48806°N 80.33611°W / 27.48806; -80.33611Coordinates: 27°29′17″N 80°20′10″W / 27.48806°N 80.33611°W / 27.48806; -80.33611
Area 540 acres (2.2 km2)
Built 1850-1928
Architectural style Frame Vernacular, Late Victorian
NRHP Reference # 89002062[1]
Added to NRHP December 1, 1989[1]

The St. Lucie Village Historic District is a historic district located in St. Lucie Village, Florida. The district runs from 2505 through 3305 North Indian River Drive. Out of the 50 structures lining the Indian River Drive, 35 are of historical interest with the contributing structures ranging from Frame Vernacular to Late Victorian architecture. On December 1, 1989 the historic district was added to the National Register of Historic Places for its architectural and historical significance.

History[edit]

The residential neighborhood exists as a remnant of the surrounding communities of Fort Capron which was built in accordance with the 3rd Seminole War during the 1850s. A stone monument currently occupies the site of Fort Capron at 3015 North Indian River Drive. The east to west thoroughfare was to have been the entrance to a bridge that would span the Indian River, however while under construction the bridge was destroyed by the Hurricane of 1928. The thoroughfare was named Chamberlin Boulevard after Mrs. Hattie Chamberlin of Kansas City, Missouri who planted a row of Washingtonia palms in the street's median during the Florida land boom of the 1920s.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

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