Tour Laura's home, located at the
Environmental Learning Center
255 Live Oak Drive
Vero Beach, FL
(At the Southwest Corner of the Wabasso Bridge)
Visit the home Saturdays from 9am to Noon - October through May

Constructed of locally milled Florida pine in about 1910, LRJ’s home is an example of Florida’s historic cracker style of vernacular architecture.

The house was bequeathed to the Foundation where it serves as a focal point for the study of literature, philosophy and history – and as an example of a disappearing architectural style and symbol of an older more environmentally sensitive way of life.

The foundation moved the home in 1994 to its current place on the grounds of the Environmental Learning Center. It is presently undergoing a loving and painstaking renovation to repair damage from hurricanes Frances and Jeanne.

 

Campus Map

To find the the Home, enter the ELC Campus following directions provided below and park. The first path on the right, once you are in the ELC, leads to the Laura (Riding) Jackson Historic Home. Events on the ELC campus are held in the Lagoon Room classroom (behind the ELC gift shop) or at the pole barn at the Home site.

ELC Campus

DIRECTIONS to Environmental Learning Center
255 Live Oak Drive Vero Beach FL 32963

From Vero Beach, Florida via A-1-A

  • At the intersection of A-1-A and CR 510 in Wabasso (at Disney's Vero Beach Resort), turn left.

  • Go over the tall Wabasso bridge.

  • At the western end of the Wabasso bridge, turn left on Wabasso Island Lane. The Environmental Learning Center sign is on the south side of CR510 at this intersection.

  • Take an immediate right turn onto Live Oak Drive. The ELC is less than 1/4 mile down Live Oak Drive on the right side.

From Vero Beach via US#1

  • In Wabasso, turn right at the intersection of US#1 and CR 510.

  • Go over the Wabasso causeway. Before going over the tall Wabasso bridge, turn right onto Wabasso Island Lane. The Environmental Learning Center sign is on the south (right) side of CR510 at this intersection.

  • Take an immediate right turn onto Live Oak Drive. The ELC is less than 1/4 mile down Live Oak Drive on the right side.

From north of Sebastian, Florida on I-95

  • Take I-95 to Sebastian/Fellsmere exit (Exit 156).

  • Head east on CR 512 heading toward Sebastian.

  • Turn right on CR 510 (Sebastian High School is off in the distance to your right). Follow the signs that read "To Beaches."

  • Stay on CR 510. Go over the railroad tracks. Go through the US#1 intersection (heading east).

  • Just after US#1, you will go onto a causeway. Continue until you get to the tall Wabasso Bridge. Before going over the bridge, turn right on Wabasso Island Lane. The Environmental Learning Center¹s sign is on the right side of CR510 where you turn right onto Wabasso Island Lane.

  • Take an immediate right onto Live Oak Drive. The Environmental Learning Center is 1/4 mile down the road on the right hand side.

From South of Vero Beach on I-95

  • Take I-95 to Vero Beach/State Road 60 exit.

  • Head east on SR 60 heading toward Vero Beach. Go past the Indian River Mall (on your left). Just past the mall is a major intersection with a traffic light. This is 58th Ave.

  • Turn left on 58th Ave. You are heading north. Go to the end of the road.

  • At the end of 58th Ave., turn right on CR 510.

  • Stay on CR510 through US#1.

  • Just after US#1, you will go onto a causeway. Continue until you get to the tall Wabasso Bridge. Before going over the bridge, turn right on Wabasso Island Lane. The Environmental Learning Center's sign is on the right side of CR510 where you turn right onto Wabasso Island Lane.

  • Take an immediate right onto Live Oak Drive. The Environmental Learning Center is 1/4 mile down the road on the right hand side.

 



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