Stuart Historical Timeline
Stuart’s commercial road, Railroad Ave (later renamed Flagler Ave). First building on left side is the Stanley Kitching 2nd store -very expanded, then the George Parks store, next but not in view was the Noah Parks home and the Broster and Susan Kitching’s business building with a boarding house upstairs.
Two story school built in 1909 for all grades. Fully accreditation was by mid-1910s and the first high school graduates were the Stuart High Class of 1916. It continued to serve as the only school until a new one was built in 1923. Afterward, it served for years as the..Read More
St Lucie Avenue with the Feroe Building (Post Office came in 1916) and the Stuart Drug Store and various business offices upstairs. Then the 1912 bank building. Across Osceola the new Fuge / Osceola Building constructed in 1921. The Stuart Bank was housed in the corner location after it opened...Read More
A celebration of the creation of Martin County from the northern portion of Palm Beach County and the southern end of St. Lucie County. Parade covered several street, this portion traveling along Flagler Avenue. The new Lyric Theatre still be constructed in the background. It would open in March 1926.
The third Lyric Theatre constructed and it opened in March 1926. First Lyric opened in 1914 and along Osceola St. beyond Belle Flora Ave. (Colorado Ave). A larger theater was needed by 1918 and the new one was built on Railroad Ave (Flagler). That 2nd theatre was moved one street..Read More
Flagler Avenue with scenes of the former Peacock Arcade, which by 1949 was named Victory Hotel (so named during the WW II war effort). Next to the Victory is the Stuart Dept. Store, then owned by Ben Eckess. The Victory Hotel was renamed in the 1950s, The Commodore and burned..Read More
Looking down Flagler Avenue, the train depot on the right, the water tower in the distance, the Stuart Dept Store on the left, then St. Lucie Avenue, next the Feroe Building housing on the first floor the Rexall Drug Store, then a couple small business shops before the impressive 1926..Read More