“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Ormond Beach in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

Ormond Fire House

Ormond Fire House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, May 21, 2014
1. Ormond Fire House Marker
Inscription.  The Ormond Fire House, the only Works Progress Administration (WPA) structure in Ormond Beach, was built in 1937. The eclectically-designed two-story building features elements of Mission and Spanish Colonial Revival style architecture and is constructed of brick with a coquina veneer. It was designed by Alan J. MacDonough whose WPA projects include the Holly Hill City Hall and the Daytona Beach Bandshell and Armory. McDonough also designed the Peabody Auditorium and the Streamline Hotel in Daytona Beach, where the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) was founded. Construction of the Ormond Fire House began in 1935 using 52 local workers. It was used continuously as a firehouse and police station until 2006. The building was also used as a polling station, City Court, and a hurricane shelter. A wooden Civil Defense aircraft warning tower stood behind the building during World War II, as well as a city water tower from 1947-1971. The Ormond Fire House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a City of Ormond Beach Historic Landmark.
A Florida Heritage Site

Ormond Fire House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, May 21, 2014
2. Ormond Fire House
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2012 by Greg and Jori Snell and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-738.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1937.
Location. 29° 17.454′ N, 81° 2.538′ W. Marker is in Ormond Beach, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker is on East Granada Boulevard (State Road 40) east of Vining Court, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 160 E Granada Blvd, 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 Ormond Garage (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Emmons Cottage c. 1885 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans of the Korean War (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans of the Vietnam War (approx. 0.2 miles away); Beach Racers (approx. 0.2 miles away); The World War Honor Roll (approx. 0.2 miles away); Glenn Hammond Curtiss (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace Of Speed (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ormond Beach.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 26, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 343 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 26, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Dec. 5, 2022