History — Then and Now

History – Then and Now features Space Coast historic landmarks or sites in pictures and what those same areas look like today in photographs.


Courtesy of the Brevard County Historical Commission

This historic photo looking south on Washington Avenue at Main Street in Titusville is believed to have been taken in the last half of the 1930s. The number of cars present seem to indicate the importance of downtown areas at a time before shopping malls were built in the 1950s. The first building on the left housed a Piggly Wiggly store in the 1940s and later became the home of the North Brevard Historical Museum. In 1888, E.L. Brady & Brothers Grocery was a business at the same intersection.

Elaine Moody

The new photo shows a revitalized Downtown Titusville in a shot taken from about the same position as the historic photo above. Revived downtown areas are now offering a new type of shopping experience.