History

Roseland is designated a Florida Heritage Site by the Bureau of Historic Preservation through the efforts of the Roseland Community Association and the Indian River County Historical Society on April 22, 2015.

1921 – November 14th, The Roseland Civic League formed for the Improvement of Roseland. Membership fee $1, used to clean streets.

1922 – February 8th, voted to take in the men as associated members.

1923 – March 1st, name of organization from Roseland Civic League to ROSELAND WOMEN’S CLUB.

Permission was received from Indian River County to construct a building on county land along the Sebastian River, which had been reserved for a park.

1927 – March, The Clubhouse building was started. The Underpinning came from the old bridge; many people donated time, money, windows and screens. Lumber was purchased for $256.57.

1928 – $138.83 paid for further supplies. The building was painted green.

1929 – The Roseland Community Building was completed.

A safety marker at the railroad crossing in Roseland Roseland Women’s Club arranged by purchasing two $25 bonds..

1929 – The community’s first telephone installed in the Post Office, for which Roseland Women’s Club paid $50.

1940 – The phone was taken out of the Post Office, as many new and private phones were being installed in the village.

At each meeting the war news of the day was discussed with the members working on various Red Cross projects.

1949 – Roseland Women’s Club started the area’s first library.

1949 – Roseland Women’s Club paid in full $258 for new dock built behind community building.

1957 – February 7, a limit of $2500 for the building addition was passed.

1959 – Concrete block addition was constructed

1959 – January 19th, the Indian River County Commissioners designated the Roseland Women’s Club custodians of the Roseland Community Building. This arrangement is still in effect today.

1996 – The building was renovated inside and out with A/C and heat added.

2015 – April 22,  the Roseland Historical Marker was dedicated at this site

2015 – October, RWC appeals to IRC Board Of County Commissioners to restore Roseland Community Building

2020 – November 17  Board of County Commissioners awarded bid to Kerns Construction to construct building & site improvements at the Roseland Community Building – work began January 25, 2021.