In 1896 William T. Wells, a wealthy industrialist, built Green Gables. Today this beautiful mansion sits quietly among gracious oaks waiting to be restored and bring pleasure to the people of Brevard.


Architectural Significance

Green Gables is one of the few Queen Anne structures to have been built in South Brevard

Note the tower structure and complex roofline typical of Queen Anne styling.


Cultural Significance

It provides one of the last remaining ties to the life style of early Brevard.

the building is essentially unchanged from the time this picture was taken.


Architectural Features

Detailing around the porch and other areas.

This detailing reflects the tendency to use square cuts in decorative features on early Melbourne homes. The fancy scrollwork familiary on turn-of-the-century homes elsewhere was not frequently used here.

Some have thought that this particular detailing shows a Chinese influence.


Architectural Features

Diamond shaped windows

These diamond shaped windows open on the original upstairs bathroom.

W. T. Wells installed one of the first bathtubs in Melbourne in this bathroom

Note the porch detailing