In 1901, George W. Parks,Sr., built his two story mercantile in Stuart, Florida. It was called the George W. Parks Grocery and General Merchandise Store and was located on the St. Lucie River on Flagler Avenue. The first floor held the store and the Parks family lived on the second floor.
The residents of Stuart and the surrounding areas were able to purchase household items, and feed for their animals.
Parks sold the store in 1924.
This store operated until the late 80's as the Stuart Feed Store.
In 1992, the city of Stuart purchased the store and opened it as the Stuart Heritage Museum.
2013 marks the 112th anniversary of this historic building.
I enjoy spending time in the museum looking over the thousands of items that have been collected for display. The items date from the 1880's to the 1950's. The maps, pictures, and furniture tell a picture of life in Stuart years ago. Each time I visit, there is some new collection or new item.
If you are a history buff &/or like to see antique collections, you will want to visit the Stuart Heritage Museum.