Sheriff Wayne Ivey Speaks at Green Gables Marker Dedication, on U.S. National Register of Historic Places
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // September 25, 2020
William T. Wells built the Green Gables in 1886
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – I had the distinct honor of speaking about how “it takes a community to protect a community” during a very special ceremony and dedication at Green Gables at Historic Riverview Village.
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 where local businessman William T. Wells purchased the Strobah property and built the Green Gables in 1886 along with his wife Nora Stanford Wells as a winter home.
Green Gables is a beautiful example of Queen Anne style architecture and 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 and in 2018 was listed as one of “11 To Save” by the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation.
Today’s dedication followed Green Gables receiving a Historical Marker that was donated by the Pomeroy Foundation.
To me, protecting a community goes so much farther than just protecting against crime as it extends to protecting those in a time of need and even to protecting the history of our community.
Please join me in congratulating Green Gables Committee and all of the volunteers and board members who work so hard to save this beautiful piece of Brevard County history.
– Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey