Lincoln Hotel

Lincoln Hotel (HM19HI)

Location: Melbourne, FL 32901 Brevard County
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N 28° 4.767', W 80° 37.683'

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(Now the Florida Air Academy)

The south side of this building was originally built in 1923 as the home for the Ernest Kouwen-Hoven family. During the year they lived in it, it was the scene of many spectacular parties, as well as more down-to-earth "crab-boils" held on the spacious lawn.

Purchased in 1926 by the Widrig brothers, additions were made to the building and it became the Lincoln Hotel. The hopes of the Widrigs to make Melbourne another Palm Beach with their beautiful hostelry, did not materialize.

In 1957 the Hotel was sold to A. J. Rimer who renamed it the Belcelona Hotel. It operated under this name until 1961 when it was sold to Jonathan Dwight to become Florida Air Academy.
HM NumberHM19HI
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 5:50am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 536544 N 3106059
Decimal Degrees28.07945000, -80.62805000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 4.767', W 80° 37.683'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 4' 46.02" N, 80° 37' 40.98" W
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Area Code(s)321
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1901-1999 Academy Dr, Melbourne FL 32901, US
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