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
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.
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!