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

Circa 1883

 
 
Circa 1883 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By AGS Media, August 1, 2011
1. Circa 1883 Marker
Inscription.  This site has a long history with the "written word." On April 7, 1883, the first issue of the Orange Ridge Echo was printed here in a wood-frame building. This paper later became the Chronicle, which eventually became the Volusia County Record, published here from 1905 to 1921. A June 17, 1905 article describes the current building being constructed with brick from Lake Helen. From 1922 to 1929 The Sun Publishing Co. occupied the building, printing the DeLand Sun. Unique features here include the massive front windows that open on pulleys and a window frame that still bears the marks where a laborer kept track of his wages.
 
Erected by the West Volusia Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Florida - West Volusia Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1882.
 
Location. 29° 1.653′ N, 81° 18.213′ W. Marker is in DeLand, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker is on
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South Woodland Boulevard (U.S. 17/92) south of New York Avenue (State Road 44). The marker is mounted on the front of the building, at its northwest corner. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 112 South Woodland Boulevard, Deland FL 32720, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dreka Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Miller-Fish Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Dreka Theater (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilcox Saloon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Volusia County Courthouse (about 400 feet away); The Haven Block (about 400 feet away); St. John's Masonic Lodge (about 400 feet away); First United Methodist Church (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in DeLand.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located within the Downtown DeLand Historic District (a National Historic District).
 
Regarding Circa 1883. At the time of this page's submission to the database, the building upon which the marker is mounted is the home to The Muse bookstore.
 
Circa 1883 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By AGS Media, August 1, 2011
2. Circa 1883 Marker
Circa 1883 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By AGS Media, August 1, 2011
3. Circa 1883 Marker
The marker is seen immediately right of the storefront for The Muse Books. In the distance to the right is the dome of the Old Volusia County Courthouse.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2011, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 613 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 15, 2011, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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