Ormond Beach in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Erected 1962 by the Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F-41.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars.
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 (State Road 40), on the left when traveling north. The marker is located near the east end of the Granada Bridge in Fortunato Park, which overlooks the Halifax River (Intracoastal Waterway). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 John Anderson Drive, Ormond Beach FL 32176, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Casements (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The Casements (about 600 feet away); The World War Honor Roll (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Ormond Garage (approx. ¼ mile away); Ormond Fire House (approx. 0.4 miles away); John Andrew Bostrom (approx. half a mile away); Joseph Downing Price (approx. half a mile away); Beach Racers (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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 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
Additional keywords. Halifax River, cupola
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,438 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 18, 2010, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.