DeLand in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Athens Theatre
Erected by the West Volusia Historical Society.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Florida, West Volusia Historical Society marker series.
Location. 29° 1.739′ N, 81° 18.328′ W. Marker is in DeLand, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker is at the intersection of North Florida Avenue and West Indiana Avenue on North Florida Avenue. Touch for map. The marker is mounted on the front of the building, to the right when facing the box office window. Marker is at or near
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Volusia County Historic Courthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Commercial Store (about 500 feet away); Landis-Fish Building (about 500 feet away); The First Post Office (about 500 feet away); First Movie House (about 600 feet away); The Haven Block (about 600 feet away); Early Grocery Stores (about 600 feet away); Miller-Fish Building (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in DeLand.
Regarding The Athens Theatre. The Athens Theatre's name was derived from the vision of Henry DeLand, who sought to create DeLand as a city that would be the “Athens of Florida”.
Also see . . . Athens Theatre Photo Gallery. Before, during, and after photos of the restoration project which saved the building (Submitted on August 15, 2011, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida.)
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2011, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 436 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 15, 2011, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.