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Florida RV park donates historic building to local community

(Nov. 16, 2010) -- By next spring, the 19th-century Pitchford Home on the property of Pitchford’s by the Sea RV Park could be reincarnated as a downtown Jensen Beach welcome center and history museum, the Treasure Coast Palm reported.

JENSEN BEACH, Fla. – By next spring, the 19th-century Pitchford Home on the property of Pitchford’s by the Sea RV Park could be reincarnated as a downtown Jensen Beach welcome center and history museum, the Treasure Coast Palm reported.

Bill Reily, who owns the home and RV park, was going use the historic home as a pool clubhouse for a new community he plans to build at the park. But, after being asked by the Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce to donate the home for use as a new welcome center and history museum in downtown Jensen Beach, Reily quickly agreed, the paper noted.

Built in the late 1890s, the Pitchford Home is constructed of Miami-Dade pine and is structurally sound. Its interior rooms are round.

Because Reily plans to relocate the historic home instead of utilizing it in his RV park, he faces a mandatory county development review application fee of $3,850, which the chamber of commerce agreedt to pay.

To read the full story in the Treasure Coast Palm, click here.

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Greg Gerber is a freelance writer and podcaster who has been writing about the RV industry since 2000. He is the former editor of RV Daily Report and can be reached at greg@rvdailyreport.com.

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