Visit the house on Saturday morning, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM October through May
Laura (Riding) Jackson’s home was constructed of locally milled Florida pine in about 1910, when Indian River County was a wilderness. A good example of Florida’s historic “cracker” style of vernacular architecture, it is two stories, approximately 1,400 square feet, and is furnished with her own belongings.
The poet occupied in this house from 1943 to 1991. Toward the end of her life, she sold the property to commercial interests to support herself, but remained in the house under a lease. At her death, the Laura (Riding) Jackson Board of Literary Management bequeathed the house to the Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation to serve as a focal point for the study of literature, philosophy and history
The house is an example of a disappearing architectural style and a symbol of a past, more environmentally sensitive, way of life. The foundation moved the home in 1994 to its current place on the grounds of the Environmental Learning Center.
The Environmental Learning Center (ELC) is located at
255 Live Oak Dr, Vero Beach, Florida, 32963.
Enter the ELC Campus following directions provided below and park. The first path on the right, once you are in the ELC, leads to the Laura (Riding) Jackson Historic Home. Events on the ELC campus are held in the Lagoon Room classroom (behind the ELC gift shop) or at the pole barn at the Home site.
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