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Ormond Beach in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Hotel Ormond

 
 
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1. Hotel Ormond Marker
Inscription. Hotel Ormond, named for Volusia County pioneer James Ormond, was built in 1887 by John Anderson and Joseph Price. The large frame building was bought and enlarged by Henry M. Flagler in the 1890's. Operated by Flagler's Florida East Coast Railway, it was one of the first Flagler hotels in Florida. After 1890, the hotel and adjoining Ormond Beach Golf Club became major Florida tourist centers. John D. Rockefeller, a nearby resident, was a patron of both.
 
Erected 1962 by the Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F-41.)
 
Location. 29° 17.359′ N, 81° 2.897′ W. Marker is in Ormond Beach, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker is on John Anderson Drive north of Granada Boulevard (Florida Road 40), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. The marker is located near the east end of the Granada Bridge in Fortunato Park, which overlooks the Halifax River (Intracoastal Waterway). Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 John Anderson Drive, Ormond Beach FL 32176, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Casements (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Ormond Garage (approx. mile away); Ormond Fire House
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By AGS Media, August 15, 2010
2. Hotel Ormond Marker
Seen here to the left of the Ormond Hotel Cupola
(approx. 0.4 miles away); The Three Chimneys (approx. 1.8 miles away); a different marker also named The Three Chimneys (approx. 1.8 miles away); Merci Box Car (approx. 3.1 miles away); Nocoroco (approx. 5.1 miles away); Mount Oswald Plantation (approx. 5.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ormond Beach.
 
More about this marker. Installed at the site where once stood the hotel, the marker is adjacent to the Ormond Hotel Cupola, the last remaining structure from the old hotel, and a City of Ormond Beach Historic Landmark.

The marker is capped with the Great Seal of the State of Florida.
 
Regarding Hotel Ormond. The Hotel Ormond's location afforded its visitors views of both the Halifax River and the Atlantic Ocean. The massive frame structure was listed with the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. Unfortunately, it was razed in 1992.

The hotel's builders, John Anderson and Joseph Price, were both recognized with plaques from the Great Floridians program by the Florida Department of State and Florida League of
Ormond Hotel Cupola Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, August 15, 2010
3. Ormond Hotel Cupola Marker
Historic Landmark
Ormond Hotel Cupola
1887
Designated by City Commission 1998
Cities in 2000. John Anderson's plaque is mounted on the Cupola, while Price's is located at another site in Ormond Beach. Aside from building the hotel, both men were instrumental in promoting the city's 1903 automobile races, the first in the United States.
 
Additional keywords. Halifax River, cupola
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars
 
Ormond Hotel Cupola image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, August 15, 2010
4. Ormond Hotel Cupola
The Hotel Ormond image. Click for full size.
Unknown (Courtesy Wikimedia Commons), circa circa 1905
5. The Hotel Ormond
This 1905 post card shows the hotel as it faced the Halifax River.
The Hotel Ormond image. Click for full size.
State of Florida, Memory Project Archives (Courtesy Wikimedia Commons), January 15, 1928
6. The Hotel Ormond
Great Floridians 2000 plaque: John Anderson image. Click for full size.
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7. Great Floridians 2000 plaque: John Anderson
Mounted on the Ormond Hotel Cupola
 
 
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