​Cocoa Rock​ledge Garden Club

Historic Carleton Terrace

 

                Carleton Terrace was the largest of Cocoa’s 1920’s Land Boom subdivisions.  The subdivision originally platted more than 250 lots covering 100 acres between the Indian River and the FEC Railway.  David Paul, “D.P.”, Davis, through his Universal Realty, was the titular founder of this subdivision.  His brother, Milton H. Davis, was the general manager of the development.  Carleton Terrace was laid out in early 1924, and the first homes were completed in 1925.  Its lots sold so quickly, primarily because of persistence and emotive advertising, that an additional twenty acres were added to the north side through purchase of land from B.B. Wells.  McLeod Drive is the road that serves Carleton Terrace’s fifth and final section.

 

“Carleton Terrace” is the name bourn by this new group of beautiful home sites, which will be representative of the highest character of development.  Beautiful, broad, winding streets, wide sidewalks, running water on every lot, electricity, street lights, telephones, in fact every modern convenience, including profuse tropical landscaping, will characterize the subdivision.  The improvement will entail expenditure in excess of $100,000, which will put the subdivision on a par with the finest in the state.

                                                                Cocoa Tribune, December 13, 1923, p 1

 

 

Historic home information was taken from the following book and with permission

Not To Be Missed

Cocoa’s Architectural Heritage and Its People 1880-1950

Roy Laughlin, Narrator, Michael J. Boonstra, Contributor, Robert Kronowitt, Artist

 

 

TOUR INFORMATION

The Home and Garden Tour is being held on Saturday, March 18, 2017

Tour begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m.

The tour is less than one mile from beginning to end.  We hope you will enjoy it by taking a leisurely stroll through historic Carleton Terrace.  Parking is located at the Calvary Baptist Church parking lot on Carleton Drive, Cocoa.  Flags and parking attendants will identify where you will park on Carleton Drive.

 

Ticket Sales will begin at 9:00 on the day of the tour in the Blue Ticket Booth, located at the Calvary Baptist church parking lot on Carleton Drive.  Tickets purchased online are available for pickup at the Blue Ticket Booth.  Tickets bought on day of tour will be a donation of $15.00.

 

Ticket Outlets:

Rockledge Gardens                             2153 S. Hwy  US1, Rockledge                            321-636-7682

Bath Cottage                                         425 Brevard Ave., Cocoa                                    321-690-2284

Eau Gallie Florist                                  1490 Highland Avenue, Melbourne                 321-254-2584

Carousel Florist                                    990 Rockledge Blvd., Rockledge                       321-456-9988

Better Homes & Gardens Realty       1733 N. Atlantic Ave., Cocoa Beach                 321-868-5555

Meehan’s Office Supply                     900 E. New Haven Ave., Melbourne                                321-727-3600     

 

Complimentary Refreshments, Crafts, Bake Sale, Plant Sale and Raffle are located at homes noted on your ticket.

 

SPECIAL NOTE:  Please do not wear high heels on hard wood floors, as many homeowners have refinished their floors.  It is the personal responsibility of each person on the tour to determine their ability to negotiate the stairways and steps within and outside of the homes.   Tour goers who negotiate the steps and stairways do so at their own risk.  Please no photography within homes.

Enjoy the Tour!