Mansion at Tuckahoe
1707 Northeast Indian River Drive
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The Tuckahoe MansionThe Tuckahoe Mansion, located in Jensen Beach on Indian River Drive, is also known as the Leach Mansion.
The historical mansion was added to the National Register of Historic Places November of 2005.
The mansion was built in 1938 for Willaford Ransom Leach and his wife Ann Winship, the Coca-Cola heiress. They owned the mansion until 1950 when they moved to Palm Beach. The property was sold to the Sisters of Saint Joseph who moved their novitiate there and then operated a liberal arts college at the site until 1972.
The Florida Institute of Technology bought it and used it as their administration building for the campus across the road. When the Institute closed its Jensen Beach campus in 1986, the mansion was abandoned. It remained closed until 2009.
In 2009, the mansion was renovated and was opened as a venue for parties and weddings. It is a premier wedding choice and is extremely popular with brides planning that special day.
I toured the mansion. The setting is magnificent. It is located high on the mound above the river, nestled among swaying palm trees and tropical foliage.
The legendary parties that were held at the mansion are depicted in the photos that are displayed on the walls. I saw the beautifully dressed men and women in their formal wear dancing down to the river champagne glasses in hand while the band played up at the Mediterranean style mansion.
It has been said that since the mansion was abandoned, it is inhabited by ghosts.....