The Pritchard House
National Register

City of Titusville, FL
Historic Preservation Board

For information, please contact:
Planning and Growth Management
P. O . Box 2806
555 South Washington Avenue
Titusville, Florida 32781
Phone: (321) 567-3782

St. Gabriel's Church
National Register

The Brady House
602 Indian River Avenue

Historic Designation Report (28 pages PDF)

The historic Brady house in Titusville, FL

Construction Materials

The main residence is a 2 story Queen Anne Revival style home. The house has a pier foundation (brick with lattice infill) and a wood (balloon) structural. The exterior fabric of the house is wood (drop siding and shingles). The fenestration is paired wood double hung sash windows. The roof is a composition shingle cross gable. There are two brick chimneys on the main residence.

Statement of Significance

This two story wood frame residential building is located at 602 Indian River Avenue. It has Queen Anne styling expressed by its gable roof with side cross gable extensions giving the building an irregular plan. The south cross gable has a canted bay with decoratively carved brackets under the gable eaves. All the gables have staggered wood shingle siding which appears again in a band visually dividing the first and second stories. The rest of the body of the house is clad with drop siding. A veranda porch wraps around the east fašade and south side. The porch roof is supported by Tuscan columns and there is a gable pediment over the northeast access bay. The windows of the house are paired and single double?hung sash with one over one lights. A prominent end, exterior chimney stack with corbelled brickcap is located on the rear end of the house. The building has been altered by a rear overhang addition and a second story northeast shed addition.

The Brady Family opened the first grocery store in Titusville in 1880 at the corner of Julia Street and Washington Street. He lived at the house on First Street (now Indian River Avenue) with his wife, Daisy, and raised three children in the house. While it is not known when his youngest son, Robert Converse Brady, took ownership of the house, he and his wife Helen lived in the house with L.A. Brady and their two children, Robert and Linda. The house remained in the Brady family until 1984, when Albert and Jane (Speidel) Lewis purchased the house from Linda Brady. Jane Speidel has maintained and restored the house since the time of her purchase.

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