“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Port Orange in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

Gamble Place

Gamble Place Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, June 20, 2014
1. Gamble Place Marker
Inscription.  In 1898, James N. Gamble, of the Procter and Gamble Company and a longtime winter resident of Daytona Beach, bought this land on Spruce Creek for use as a rural retreat. In 1907, he built a small cracker cottage with an open front porch and a breezeway connecting a separate kitchen and dining room, which he named "Egwanulti," a Native American word meaning "by the water." At the same time, he rebuilt an existing packing house to process citrus from his grove. In 1938, Gamble's son-in-law, Alfred K. Nippert, completed the "Snow White House," a Black Forest style cottage inspired by the Disney animated film classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The house is surrounded by a Witch's Hut, the Dwarfs' Mine Shaft, and an elaborate network of rock gardens. Collectively, these buildings and grounds form a historic landscape now known as Gamble Place. This property was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.
Erected 1993 by The Museum of Arts and Sciences of Daytona Beach and The Nature Conservancy in Cooperation with the Florida Department of State.
Gamble Place Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz
2. Gamble Place Marker
29° 5.395′ N, 81° 2.703′ W. Marker is in Port Orange, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker can be reached from Taylor Road (County Road 421) 0.2 miles south of Forest Preserve Boulevard, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1819 Taylor Road, Port Orange FL 32128, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Port Orange Veterans Park (approx. 3 miles away); Battle of Dunlawton Plantation (approx. 4.2 miles away); Historic Sugar Cane Machinery (approx. 4.2 miles away); Florida Hammock Trail (approx. 4.2 miles away); Destruction of Dunlawton Plantation (approx. 4.3 miles away); Bongoland (approx. 4.3 miles away); The Dunlawton Sugar Factory (approx. 4.3 miles away); Sugar Making (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Orange.
Categories. Notable Buildings
Egwanulti image. Click for full size.
By Jay Kravetz
3. Egwanulti

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 26, 2016, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 228 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 7, 2016, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.   2, 3. submitted on July 26, 2016, by Jay Kravetz of West Palm Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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