It’s been 100 years and five months since the first Seminole Building went up on the southeast corner of 21st Street and 14th Avenue in Vero Beach. That’s the site of the “modern” Seminole Building, home to the Press Journal and our digital news operation, TCPalm, since 2015. In its first 50 years, the old Seminole Building housed businesses such as Piggly Wiggly, Leyburn’s Firestone, Barrett’s Pool Room, Paul Simmons Dry Goods and one of Vero’s first banks, which went belly up during the Great Depression. Its second floor included a courtroom. It’s where Canadian and Scotch whisky and moonshine were impounded — before mysteriously disappearing prior to a judge hearing a case during the Prohibition era. Or so the legend goes. More: Get the latest news with print delivery options and unlimited online stories More: Press Journal centennial page an amazing resource for local history We’ll continue to focus on the history and centennials of Vero Beach and the Press Journal in the months to come. Both institutions are celebrating their founding in 1919, a year after the Seminole Building opened. As such, we’re working on a series of special events and projects. The next will be 9 a.m. to… Read full this story
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