The Captain Henry Sewall Home originally sat at water's edge, at the tip of Sewall's Point. Now at Martin County's Indian Riverside Park in Jensen Beach, it's being restored, with much of the original cypress and sturdy Dade County pine.
Elwood Holzworth's home actually is a two-story house built of sturdy Florida pine. It's been moved twice since it was constructed in downtown Vero Beach in 1910. With air-conditioning, Holzworth pays about $30 a month for electricity, even in the summer.
Hugh Willoughby also is credited with building the world's first seaplane, which he named the Pelican. Stuart researcher and writer Alice Luckhardt discusses the life of this remarkable man, who also made a historic trek across the Everglades in 1892.
The fish house and restaurant closed when the Navy and Army started training for invasions on local beaches. Its owner re-located to the west side of the Indian River, where she ran the Causeway Grill until the war was over.
Indian River County native Edna MacPherson and her late husband shipped otter skins to Northern markets, where they were made into coats and hats. They made enough money that way to buy a couple of appliances for their home and pay for a power hook-up from Vero Beach.