New Smyrna Beach in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Built on the homeland of Robert S. Nelson prior to 1895, the house that once stood here survived at least six periods of occupation and numerous owners over its 100-year life span. Called the Eldora House – but also known as the “Home Place” in Volusia County records – the house was located near the center of the Eldora community. The structure remained a well known landmark after the original village and its residents faded into history.
In 1980 the National Park Service evaluated the house and judged it too costly to restore. Its loss inspired local citizens to work to save the State House, two hundred feet south of here.
Caption The Eldora Home is seen here as it was being fenced off for safety in 1982. Its distinguished exterior hid extensive internal decay.
Erected by National Park Service.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 28° 54.557′ N, 80° 49.265′ W. Marker is in New Smyrna Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7611 S Atlantic Avenue, New Smyrna Beach FL 32169, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Eldora Village (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Eldora Village (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Gateway to the Stars (approx. 1.3 miles away); Turtle Mound (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Mound Builders (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Caretakers (approx. 2.8 miles away); Preserving the Mound (approx. 2.8 miles away); Mounds of Evidence (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Smyrna Beach.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 8, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 8, 2020, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.