Lawndale is a historic home in Rockledge, Florida, built by Hiram Smith Williams.
The house is registered on the National Register of Historic Places and is a contributing structure to the Rockledge Drive Historic District. In 1989, the property was purchased by Brevard County.
The house was built in at least two phases – the first beginning in 1874, and the second phase completed in the mid 1890’s, when the house reached its final form.
Lawndale is one of the last remaining examples of Queen Ann style architecture in the county and retains all of the original architectural integrity of the interior and exterior. The irregularity of plan and variety of color and texture such as the shingles found on the tower characterize the Queen Ann style. The high and multiple roofs and the round turret are also predominant in this period.
The first floor of the house consists of the foyer, 2 parlors, a dining room with a turret, a restroom and a kitchen.
The second floor includes 3 family bedrooms, a bathroom, a library, a guest room and the school room.
It is believed that the school room is one of the first schools that was in the county, providing education for not only the Williams children but also children from the neighborhood.