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A Dixie Highway Preservation Effort - Indian River, Florida


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From TCPalm.com:



Indian River looking into whether Old Dixie Highway segment worth historic preservation


INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — Whether a 1.3-mile segment of Old Dixie Highway from Sebastian into Wabasso is historically significant enough to preserve will have to be decided another day.


In a 5-0 vote Tuesday, the County Commission directed the Historic Resources Advisory Committee to first verify that route was part of the “Dixie Highway” that once connected Indianapolis to Miami.


Even more than looming questions of history, commissioners said, Sebastian attorney Warren Dill persuaded them to table the matter after he said his client, a property owner along the route, hadn't had the required 30-day notice for the public hearing.


At issue is Sebastian resident Harry Tanner's petition to declare a stretch of Old Dixie Highway a historic route and whether that designation should block property owners, such as Ocean Concrete, from widening or altering the road. Most of it is a single lane. Company representatives said the road passing by the east side of the proposed concrete plant isn't even the historic Dixie Highway.


The historic panel is next scheduled to look further at the issue on Jan. 14.



I forwarded this to Jim Powell in Florida and received this reply:


Thanks, depending on where the segment in question is, it may very well be

part of the Old Dixie.


Continue south on US 1 to Roseland, FL

Turn left on 82nd Ave (CR 505)

Turn right on Old Dixie Highway and head south

Continue south as it becomes Central Ave

Bear left on to US 1 and head in to Sebastian, FL

Turn right on Fellsmere Blvd

Turn left on Old Dixie Highway

Turn right and head south on US 1 to Wabasso, FL

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