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This week in history: St. Lucie Village incorporated

On May 6, 1961, residents of St. Lucie Village, a neighborhood with homes dating back to the 1870s, incorporated it as a town so their zoning rules could block construction of a steel mill north of Fort Pierce along the Indian River Lagoon. It worked, and Florida Steel’s plant was built in Indiantown instead.

The Russell-Padrick house on N. Indian River Drive in St. Lucie Village was built around 1875 from lumber cut on the property. (1987 photo courtesy of Milt Putnam)

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Posted in Flashback blog May 2, 2011 at 6:00 am.

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