This 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom home was built in 1928 and sits quietly on the side of two major highways. It was once owned by World War II and Vietnam veteran, Edmond J. Clemenzi and later to be claimed by the county Solid Waste Management division.

Clemenzi, a veteran of World War II, Korea and Vietnam, came to Fort Pierce in 1925, at the age of 3 with his family. He graduated from Fort Pierce High School in 1934, and went to work with his father. He joined the army in September 1941 after he learned he was about to be drafted.

He trained as an aviation mechanic at Chanute Field in Texas, but after being told to take the flight cadet examination by his sergeant, he ranked 13th out of 165 applicants and was later sent to MacDill Field in Tampa for bombardier school, where he would fly a B-26 Marauder.

His squadron went to England in May 1942 and began bombing runs over Europe and one of his 71 missions, his plane sustained 311 hits from anti-aircraft fire. On D-Day, he was also lead bombardier in the attack on German guns in Normandy.

In 1945, Clemenzi came home to Fort Pierce to operate a cement block company. He and his wife, Novella, had five children. As an Air Force Reservist, he was recalled for the Korean War where he was assigned to B-52 bombers during the Cold War.

Arthritis grounded him and he was sent to Vietnam to serve as deputy director of the 315th Special Operations Wing.

After his retirement, he spends most of his time fishing, boating and traveling in his camper. The home has since been demolished.







24 Comments

  1. is it possible to buy one of these properties

  2. I was there in 2009. Wish I could upload some pics.

  3. I just went here the other day and it is overgrown bad and windows are busted but still in pretty good condition.

  4. Hi, I was wondering what road this house is on? I really want to go visit it soon.

  5. I Grew up in this house, My Gradfather, LtC Edmund Clemenzi, and his dad built it back in 1928. Great Family Memories here.

    • I’m a photographer – would I be allowed to photograph inside this building? Or is it a legal matter? I’m only 18, so not a pro, but would love to do portfolio work.

  6. I was the first grandchild to live in this home. So many wonderful from those days. The entire family came together as often as possible even though most had moved away from the area. We can’t go back. but these pictures break my heart. It was such a beautiful home built with loving care.

  7. Is it still available for restoration? It is a shameful waste for the homes like this one to be this way. Would love to restore it.

  8. is there any more info on this home? what was the odd building beside the house used for?

  9. Chanute field AKA Chanute AFB was located at Rantoul Il. The mechanics school was moved there from Kelly AFB Texas. So either he was training at Kelly or Chanute.

  10. Just visited this house. Beyond amazing it’s still it decent condition after all the years. Just a few broken windows and graffiti on the walls!! Want to go back during the day to check it out more! Little bit creepy at night!

  11. could you tell me how to get there from Tallahassee? I am wanting to do some photographing there.

  12. Hi. How to get there from I-4?? Thanks!!

  13. Did alittle diggin’,

    Just fallowing the deeds from the County Property Appraiser it looks like Edmond J. Clemenzi Sold the property in July 2005 for 500,000 to Kings Highway 80, LLC. A Florida LLC that (guessing from the name) was created just to buy the property by someone/thing residing in Boca Raton.
    December 2014, Kings Highway 80 Sold it to IOTA Lucie, LLC for 520,000, yet another Florida LLC. Only they prefer to get their mail in Newport Beach, CA. It might just be coincidence but it shares its address with an “international diversified financial services firm specializing in real estate, banking and lending, having acquired nearly $8.2 billion in assets on behalf of its clients and investors” according to their website.

    Other then that, its beautiful and looks like a place of alot of significant memories.

  14. SEAN MICHAEL RILEY

    Was just demolished :/
    Got to see it weeks before atleast

  15. Just came to comment that this place was torn down this past month. Very sad. It was a great place for cosplay pictures. But the condition was dwindling fast. It was becoming a safety hazard, I’m sure.

  16. The Climenzi house and water tower were bulldozed in the summer of 2016. Now, in October, it is still just a pile of rubble.