Green Gables in Melbourne, Florida

Green Gables, also known as the Wells House, is a historic home at 1501 South Harbor City Boulevard in Melbourne, Florida, United States. The house fronts the Indian River. Local business man William T. Wells purchased the Strobah property and built the Green Gables in 1886 with his wife Nora Stanford Wells as a winter home. Green Gables is an example of Queen Anne style architecture, and it is believed to be the first home in the area with indoor plumbing and an indoor bathroom. On May 18, 2016, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Green Gables was scheduled for demolition in 2015, but a group of local historians worked with the owners, fourth generation family members, to save the house due to its historical significance to the area.

 

It seems as though the house is still owned by the Wells family. I found a couple of websites where you can read more in depth articles about it. They are:

 

Abandoned Green Gables
History of Green Gables

 

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