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

The Ormond Garage

 
 
The Ormond Garage Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, June 18, 2014
1. The Ormond Garage Marker
Inscription.  Built by Flagler East Coast Hotel Company in 1904 for the 1905 races. This landmark in the history of the American automobile industry was the setting for the preparation, testing and servicing of some of the most famous racing cars of the world which made racing history and records on the nearby beach. It was a proving ground for pioneer automobile manufacturers such as Olds, Winton, Ford and Chevrolet. Some of the famous drivers who made world speed records here were William K. Vanderbilt, Jr., Arthur MacDonald, Fred Marriott, Ralph DePalma, Barney Oldfield and Tommy Milton.
 
Erected 1966 by The Birthplace of Speed Association, Inc. and the Florida Board of Parks and Historic Memorials. (Marker Number F-135.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1904.
 
Location. 29° 17.424′ N, 81° 2.654′ W. Marker is in Ormond Beach, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker is on East Granada Boulevard (State Road 40) just east of North Halifax Drive, on the right when traveling west. Marker
The Ormond Garage Marker along FL 40. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, June 18, 2014
2. The Ormond Garage Marker along FL 40.
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sits in front of a Sun Trust Bank branch. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 113 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 World War Honor Roll (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans of the Vietnam War (about 400 feet away); Veterans of the Korean War (about 400 feet away); Emmons Cottage c. 1885 (about 600 feet away); Ormond Fire House (about 600 feet away); The Casements (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named The Casements (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hotel Ormond (approx. Ό mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ormond Beach.
 
The Ormond Garage and marker c. 1970 image. Click for full size.
State Archives of Florida, 1970
3. The Ormond Garage and marker c. 1970
 
 
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 348 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 26, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Oct. 4, 2022