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

Miller-Fish Building

circa 1887

 
 
Miller-Fish Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, August 1, 2011
1. Miller-Fish Building Marker
Inscription. In this block, early settler Charles A Miller owned a hay & grain store, livery stable, and buggy & carriage shop. All fell to the flames of the 1886 fire. Miller was among the first to rebuild, erecting the two-story brick building you see today. Here, he operated a dry goods store and served as the agent for the Clyde Steamship Company. In 1899, he opened Miller Hardware Co. which he operated for 26 years. In 1925, Bert Fish, a prominent local attorney and political figure who rose to become Minister to Egypt and then Portugal, acquired the building from Miller for $150,000.
 
Erected by the West Volusia Historical Society.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Florida, West Volusia Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 29° 1.69′ N, 81° 18.215′ W. Marker is in DeLand, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker is at the intersection of North Woodland Boulevard (U.S. 17/92) and New York Avenue (State Road 44), on the right when traveling south on North Woodland Boulevard. Touch for map. The marker is mounted at the corner of the building, facing North Woodland Boulevard. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 North Woodland Boulevard, Deland FL 32720, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Miller-Fish Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, August 1, 2011
2. Miller-Fish Building Marker
The marker is to the left in this view north along North Woodland Boulevard.
are within walking distance of this marker. Wilcox Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); Dreka Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Haven Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Circa 1883 (within shouting distance of this marker); Dreka Theater (within shouting distance of this marker); Landis-Fish Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Commercial Store (about 300 feet away); First Movie House (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in DeLand.
 
More about this marker. The Miller-Fish building is located within the Downtown DeLand Historic District (a National Historic District).
 
Regarding Miller-Fish Building. The Miller-Fish building is alternately known as simply the Fish Building, as a "Fish" sign appears atop the structure.

At the time of this page's submission to the database, the building is home to the Florida Museum for Women Artists, the only museum in the state of Florida and the southeast United States to provide art and other artistic disciplines exclusively by women artists. The museum exhibits contemporary art, traveling exhibits, and collections.

Bert Fish's name is associated with another nearby historic building, from which his law firm was based. The Landis-Fish
The Miller-Fish Building image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, August 1, 2011
3. The Miller-Fish Building
Building, along the north end of this same city block, itself also has a historic marker. (See nearby marker: "Landis-Fish Building")
 
Also see . . .  "The Road to DeLand": Bert Fish. Historic photos of Fish, and of the Miller-Fish Building (Submitted on August 13, 2011, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 13, 2011, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 310 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 13, 2011, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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