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The Hill Grocery and Apartments

Reminders of the first great era of Florida tourism

In the heyday of early twentieth-century train travel, the Hill Grocery and Apartments, conveniently located near the train station, provided food and accommodation for arriving passengers. The grocery, at the corner of Julia St. and Wilson Ave, was built in 1905 in brick vernacular style. It was rented by Fred T. Hill in 1912, who established his grocery there, selling a variety of cakes, candy, canned goods, magazines, newspapers, and tobacco products to travelers arriving at the station. In 1926 he built the adjoining hotel and apartment building in the then-popular Spanish Revival style. Its location near the train station made it a convenient place to stay for visitors to Titusville.

Images

The Hill Grocery Source: Photo: Coherit Associates
The Hill Grocery and adjoining apartment/hotel Source: Photo: Coherit Associates
Facade of the Hill Hotel and Apartments Source: Photo: Coherit Associates
Postcard view o the Hill Hotel Apartments, early 20th century. Source: North Brevard Historical Society and Museum

Location

428 and 422 Julia St., Titusville, FL 32780 | Privately owned

Metadata

“The Hill Grocery and Apartments,” Explore Historic Titusville FL, accessed December 3, 2022, http://history.titusville.com/items/show/24.