In the early 1900s, William T. Jones, who later became the third Sheriff of St. Lucie County, worked as an engineer for Henry Flagler on the Florida East Coast Railway. Jones suffered an injury in a railroad accident and received a settlement for his injury. With his settlement he built Cresthaven which is known today as The Boston House. Historical records show the cost of building the house was $6,000 and wasn’t completed until 1909. Some of the materials used to build the house was brought to Fort Pierce by the FEC Railroad because Jones was a personal friend of Henry Flagler. Jones lost the house during the great depression.
The McCarty family, whose most famous member was Dan McCarty, the thirty-first governor of Florida, bought the house in 1949 but didn’t live in it. They preferred to stay across narrow Boston Avenue in the family home built in 1905. That house is now known as the Governor’s House. The Boston House (Cresthaven) was restored in 1984-19 85 and is now a law firm’s office. There are many mysterious stories that surround the house’s history.
One claim has it that a woman haunts the upper floors, searching in vain for her family. Visitors claim to see her through the top window, and workers inside the building (now a lawyer’s office) claim papers go missing or get moved around inexplicably.
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- 239 South Indian River Drive
Ft. Pierce, FL
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- 27.445654, -80.32270199999999
- St. Lucie County, Florida
- Nearest Towns:
- Fort Pierce, FL (0.2 mi.)
Fort Pierce North, FL (3.0 mi.)
Fort Pierce South, FL (3.2 mi.)
Saint Lucie, FL (3.2 mi.)
Lakewood Park, FL (4.0 mi.)
White City, FL (5.0 mi.)
Indian River Estates, FL (5.7 mi.)
Lakewood Park, FL (8.3 mi.)
River Park, FL (9.2 mi.)
Florida Ridge, FL (10.1 mi.)
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