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

The Haven Block

Circa 1887

 
 
The Haven Block Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, August 1, 2011
1. The Haven Block Marker
Inscription. The three buildings called "The Haven Block" extend from 112 to 116 N. Woodland Blvd. These three Romanesque-style buildings have been home to countless businesses for over a century. In their early history was Haven's Hall on the second floor, where the DeLand Choral Society performed The Mikado in July 1892 under the auspices of the "Ladies' Town Improvement Society." Ah! But times changed. By the mid-twentieth century this same hall held a back-room poker game where local boys played pool while watching the stairwell to warn if any strangers (the Law?) approached, so the poker players could flee down the fire escape. The Ladies' Society, no doubt, would have been shocked!
 
Erected by the West Volusia Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Florida, West Volusia Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 29° 1.715′ N, 81° 18.214′ W. Marker is in DeLand, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker is on North Woodland Boulevard (U.S. 17/92) south of Indiana Avenue. Touch for map. The marker is mounted on the front of the building, on the pillar between the storefronts of 112 and 114 North Woodland Boulevard. Marker is at or near this postal address: 112-114 North Woodland Boulevard, Deland FL 32720, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
The Haven Block image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, August 1, 2011
2. The Haven Block
The historical marker is seen on the pillar just right of the sidewalk bench.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wilcox Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); Miller-Fish Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Landis-Fish Building (within shouting distance of this marker); First Commercial Store (within shouting distance of this marker); First Movie House (within shouting distance of this marker); First Public Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Dreka Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in DeLand.
 
Regarding The Haven Block. At the time of this page's submission to the database, the Haven Block building housed several businesses, including an Asian market and a pet boutique. The building is located in the Downtown DeLand Historic District (a National Historic District).
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 5, 2011, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 397 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 5, 2011, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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