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.
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