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

Merchants Bank Building

Halifax Historical Museum

 
 
Merchants Bank Building NRHP Plaque image. Click for full size.
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1. Merchants Bank Building NRHP Plaque
Inscription.
This Property Has Been
Placed On The
National Register
Of Historic Places
By The United States
Department of the Interior

(Marker Number 86000025.)
 
Location. 29° 12.523′ N, 81° 1.065′ W. Marker is in Daytona Beach, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker is on South Beach Street north of Orange Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. The Merchants Bank building currently houses the Halifax Historical Museum, and is located within the South Beach Street Historic District (a National Historic District). Marker is at or near this postal address: 252 South Beach Street, Daytona Beach FL 32114, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Halifax Lodge No. 81 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ivey's Building (about 700 feet away); S. H. Kress and Co. Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Mary's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Church of Christ, Scientist (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jessup's Building (approx. mile away); Confederate Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Daytona Beach.
 
More about this marker. The
Merchants Bank Building and Halifax Historical Museum image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, August 14, 2010
2. Merchants Bank Building and Halifax Historical Museum
The NRHP plaque is seen to the left below the columns. On the opposite side is a plaque from the Volusia County Council and Halifax Historical Society.
NRHP plaque is mounted on the front of the building, below the columns to the left when facing the main entrance.
 
Regarding Merchants Bank Building. The two-story former bank building includes Beaux Arts and Greek Revival elements, including Ionic columns, large arched windows, and a triangular pediment. It was listed with the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.
 
Also see . . .  Halifax Historical Museum. (Submitted on August 26, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida.)
 
Additional keywords. South Beach Street Historic District
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Merchants Bank Building image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, August 14, 2010
3. Merchants Bank Building
Looking down the storefronts of South Beach Street
Halifax Historical Museum Plaque image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, August 14, 2010
4. Halifax Historical Museum Plaque
This museum and archives is a joint project
of the Volusia County Council and
the Halifax Historical Society
1987 - 1988
Merchants Bank Building and Halifax Historical Museum image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, August 15, 2010
5. Merchants Bank Building and Halifax Historical Museum
Great Floridians 2000 plaque: Charles Grover Burgoyne image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, August 14, 2010
6. Great Floridians 2000 plaque: Charles Grover Burgoyne
The plaque, mounted on the front of the Merchants Bank Building by the Florida Department of State and Florida League of Cities, honors Charles Grover Burgoyne, who came to Daytona from New York in 1894. He and his wife Mary were arts patrons, paid for area school children to have milk at lunch, and built a large seawall promenade and casino along the Halifax River across Beach Street, which they donated to the city.
Charles Grover Burgoyne Bust image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, August 14, 2010
7. Charles Grover Burgoyne Bust
At Riverfront Park, directly across Beach Street from the Merchants Bank Building/Halifax Historical Museum
Burgoyne Bust Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, August 14, 2010
8. Burgoyne Bust Marker
Donor of the casino
and the esplanade
Burgoyne
to the city of
Daytona
1916
Burgoyne Bust - reverse side image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, August 14, 2010
9. Burgoyne Bust - reverse side
"Come on inside
Weve saved a place
for you"
This may refer to the Casino or other facilities along the esplanade which Burgoyne built (only the esplanade remains today, as Riverfront Park).
Riverfront Park - The "Esplanade Burgoyne" image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, August 14, 2010
10. Riverfront Park - The "Esplanade Burgoyne"
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 617 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on , by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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