Hallstrom HouseEdit profile
The Hallstrom House (also known as the Hallstrom Farmstead) is a historic house in Vero Beach, Florida. It is located at 1723 Southwest Old Dixie Highway. Beginning as a 40-acre (160,000 m2) pineapple plantation in 1909 the main house was erected by Swedish horticulturist Axel Hallstrom. With help from Norse and Swedish craftsmen, the structure was completed in 1918. Later on, after Axel moved on to the Citrus business, he eventually moved out. After Axel Hallstrom's death in 1966, his daughter continued the citrus business until the 1980s. In July 2000 efforts to preserve the remaining 5-acre (20,000 m2) plantation were achieved when Ruth Hallstrom willed them for the sole purpose on preserving the farmhouse. On June 6, 2002, the farmhouse was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.