Titusville Off The Beaten Path

  • Pritchard house remodeled in 2011
    Pritchard house remodeled in 2011
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    Back of Pritchard house after remodeling
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  • Pritchard house in disrepair 2005
    Pritchard house in disrepair 2005
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    Space Walk Hall of Fame

    by grandmaR Updated Jan 7, 2014
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    After lunch, we tried to follow the walking trail by car, and the first stop was also the Space Walk of Fame which was a little park (right next to a big building which is being constructed blocking all the view) on the Indian River. There were plaques to the various astronauts and space vehicles. It is appropriate because Cape Kennedy is right across the Indian River and when a rocket is launched from there, you can view it from the river in Titusville (although maybe not from this location since there are buildings between it and the river).

    One anomaly is that none of the people that were listed on the big monument at the end were Navy or Marines. They had Department of Defense U.S. Air Force, Gemini Spacecraft McDonald, NASA, Launch Vehicle people etc, but no Navy.

    Its mission statement is "To preserve the history of the United States space program, to honor the men and women who made space flight a reality and the astronauts who flew the missions, and to educate the global community about the history of space exploration and its benefits to humankind." It describes itself as "The first and only Walk in the nation that honors America's astronauts as well as the men and women behind the scenes who helped America lead the world in space exploration and accomplishments."

    – The Mercury Monument was dedicated on May 12, 1995 and the Mercury Mission Logos were unveiled May 23, 1997.
    – The Gemini Monument groundbreaking was July 19, 1996 and was dedicated on November 7, 1997.
    – The Apollo Monument groundbreaking was held on July 16, 1999, at precisely 9:32 a.m., exactly 30 years after “Lift Off” of Apollo XI. The groundbreaking kicked off a week long 30th year celebration of the Apollo SI launch and the first moon landing. The Apollo Monument dedication was held two years after our visit in May 2007.
    – The Shuttle Monument groundbreaking was held in May 2012 and this was also after our visit

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    Pritchard House

    by grandmaR Updated Sep 8, 2011

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    East Coast Advocate Newspaper 6-12-1891 - "Captain Pritchard is having his fine lot at the corner of Washington Avenue and Pine Street cleared and prepared for the reception of his new dwelling, which will be erected at once. We have had the opportunity to inspect the plans of the proposed structure, and the architect has certainly kept in mind the requirements for comfort n Florida climate, and at the same time has preserved all that symmetry, proportion and ornamentation demanded. There will be large, airy rooms, porticos, balconies, halls, closets, fireplaces, in fact, it will be a complete home, and the handsomest residence in town."

    When we were there in 2005, the house was in obvious disrepair and we could only view it from the outside. Since then Pritchard House has been restored and is open Tuesdays thru Saturdays -10:00am - 3:00pm, (closed noon to 1:00pm for lunch) and available for guided tours at 10:30am and 1:30 pm by reservations (limited to 12 people)/ Group tours may be arranged by appointment. Rental spaces such as the parlor, dining room, porch and grounds may be reserved for meetings and special occasions

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    North Brevard Historical Museum

    by grandmaR Written Mar 23, 2005

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    I saw that the North Brevard Museum was in the historic district and was open 10:00am - 3:00pm Tuesday to Saturday and was free (donations requested), so we decided to go there first. They had a lot of wedding dresses and antique post cards, and a lot of pictures of the old town. It was very interesting talking to the old ladies who were volunteers there. We picked up pamphlets on a walking tour in Titusville and for the historic landmarks in Brevard County.

    301 South Washington Avenue - Downtown; U.S. Rt.1 Corner of Main St.

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