Help Save Green Gables
November 5th Fall back in time in a 1920's Speakeasy. This fun event will feature a plethora of events, food, drink, live music and more. Proceeds to help with renovations of the property. More info
Now on the list of National Register of Historical Places, Green Gables is one of the eleven most endangered historic sites according to the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation.
A community treasure
Green Gables represents the last, best reminder of Melbourne Florida’s early families.
Built in 1896 as a home for William T. and Nora Stanford Wells and their family, Green Gables is still owned by members of the family and is largely unchanged from this 1901 configuration. The Wells home is at the north end of Riverview Drive and was at the North end of the Bluff Walk. The Carlton Hotel was at the south end of the Bluff Walk which ended in the Trysting Steps (both now gone). Although the Carlton did not survive long into the 20th century, Green Gables remained a center of social life for many years. There are still a number of people who remember formal teas hosted by the Wells family.