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

Oil Storage House

Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum

 
 
Oil Storage House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, November 12, 2017
1. Oil Storage House Marker
Inscription.
Completed in 1887, this was one
of the first U.S. oil houses built to
hold kerosene. A year’s supply
was kept in 504 brass 5-gallon
cans on wall racks. The tanks
you see were installed in 1927.
In 1970, vandals stole the copper
roof and set the building afire. It
was restored by the Lighthouse
Preservation Association.
in 1989.

 
Erected by Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse & Museum.
 
Location. 29° 4.83′ N, 80° 55.702′ W. Marker is in Ponce Inlet, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker can be reached from South Peninsula Drive 0.1 miles south of Ocean Way Drive. Touch for map. The marker is on the grounds of the Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4931 South Peninsula Drive, Port Orange FL 32127, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 16th Century Anchor (here, next to this marker); Kedge Anchor (here, next to this marker); Bronze Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Jesse Linzy (within shouting distance of this marker); Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse
Oil Storage House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, November 12, 2017
2. Oil Storage House Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Ponce Inlet Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Gladys Meyer Davis Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Assistant Keeper's Dwelling (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ponce Inlet.
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesParks & Recreational AreasWaterways & Vessels
 
Oil Storage House image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, November 12, 2017
3. Oil Storage House
Ponce De Leon Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, November 12, 2017
4. Ponce De Leon Lighthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 21, 2018, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 21, 2018, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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