“Historic” Roseland Community Building
ROSELAND COMMUNITY BUILDING
The Roseland Community Building was financed by the Roseland Women’s Club in 1927 and completed in 1929. It is a one-story wood frame building with a gable roof. A vernacular building approach was employed where local skills and locally available materials were used. For instance, timbers from the old St. Sebastian River Bridge were used as building supports. A concrete block addition to the west side of the Building was completed in 1959. Located on a sandy street on the bank of the beautiful St. Sebastian River, this Building rests in a quiet neighborhood reminiscent of “old Florida”.
Until closing for repairs in February 2017, the Community Building accommodated a wide variety of community activities including music, health, exercise, and step programs. Weddings and receptions, celebrations of graduations and birthdays, picnics, and other special meetings were also held there. The building was also a designated “safe haven” for the local preschool. With this Building, the Roseland Women’s Club has been providing a site for community activities for 90 years.
On November 17, 2020, the Board of County Commissioners Awarded Bid No. 2020053 to Kerns Construction & Property Management, Corp. to construct building & site improvements at the Roseland Community Building. A Notice to Proceed was issued for January 25, 2021. Kerns Construction & Property Management, Corp. commenced work on that date. While performing demolition work, additional termite damage was discovered. The Structural Engineer, the Contractor and a termite company supplied quotes to provide their respective services to repair the structure. On March 2, 2021, the Board of County Commissioners approved the additional cost for these services.