Edward Postell Porcher House

Edward Postell Porcher House (HM24AS)

Location: Cocoa, FL 32922 Brevard County
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N 28° 21.232', W 80° 43.514'

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On October 31, 1916, citrus grower and inventor Edward Postell Porcher and wife Byrnina Peck Porcher, moved into what was the grandest house in Cocoa. The house is a unique example of Neo-Classical Revival Style architecture interpreted in coquina rock. It featured ten bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, a partial basement, and an attic. Mrs. Porcher's love of card games can be seen in the house's design as the facade incorporated club-, diamond-, heart-, and spade-shaped stones. Lost elements included a porte-cochere on the north side, swimming pool, and large packinghouse on the river bank behind the house that processed produce boated from the family's groves on Merritt Island. The Porcher family lived in the house until Edward's death in June 1939. The estate passed to his son Arthur, who died the next month. The house was sold and used as a hotel for a brief period. In 1945, the City of Cocoa purchased the house and it became city hall. The house was restored with funds from city and state historic preservation grants. It was used as event space and office space for local businesses following the restoration. The Porcher House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.
HM NumberHM24AS
Year Placed2017
Placed ByBrevard County Historical Commission, Brevard County Tourism Development Council, and the Florida Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018 at 10:03am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 526927 N 3136433
Decimal Degrees28.35386667, -80.72523333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 21.232', W 80° 43.514'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 21' 13.92" N, 80° 43' 30.84" W
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Area Code(s)407, 321
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 434 Delannoy Ave, Cocoa FL 32922, US
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