Ormond Fire House

Ormond Fire House (HM1R9U)

Location: Ormond Beach, FL 32176 Volusia County
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N 29° 17.454', W 81° 2.538'

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The Ormond Fire House, the only Works Progress Administration (WPA) structure in Ormond Beach, was built in 1937. The eclectically-designed two-story building features elements of Mission and Spanish Colonial Revival style architecture and is constructed of brick with a coquina veneer. It was designed by Alan J. MacDonough whose WPA projects include the Holly Hill City Hall and the Daytona Beach Bandshell and Armory. McDonough also designed the Peabody Auditorium and the Streamline Hotel in Daytona Beach, where the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) was founded. Construction of the Ormond Fire House began in 1935 using 52 local workers. It was used continuously as a firehouse and police station until 2006. The building was also used as a polling station, City Court, and a hurricane shelter. A wooden Civil Defense aircraft warning tower stood behind the building during World War II, as well as a city water tower from 1947-1971. The Ormond Fire House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a City of Ormond Beach Historic Landmark.
HM NumberHM1R9U
Marker NumberF-738
Year Placed2012
Placed ByGreg and Jori Snell and the Florida Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, March 28th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees29.29090000, -81.04230000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 17.454', W 81° 2.538'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 17' 27.24" N, 81° 2' 32.28" W
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Area Code(s)386
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 180 E Granada Blvd, Ormond Beach FL 32176, US
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