Historic Ormond - After a.d. 800 Indian Mound
On the corner of Mound and South Beach, this is the last of the many prehistoric mounds that were constructed by native people of the area . This particular St. Johns period mound cates back to about 800 A.D. and has the skeletal remains of more than 125 people buried in the sand. This was common practice at that time. The bones of most of the deceased were 'bundled' and as more bodies were buried and covered with layers of sand, the mound grew over time.
Historic Ormond - James Carnell House
James Carnell was born in Leicester, England on September 30, 1849. His parents moved to New Britain CT when he was young. He joined the colony and his wedding to Miss Caroline Kitchell was the second one to take place in the colony. He built his home on Beach Street, and also opened a jelly factory on Corbin Ave. He was a very active Mason.
The house has recently been restored, and is occupied by a beauty salon. It is open to the public.
Historic Ormond - Woman's Club c 1912
Anderson-Price Memorial Library Building (which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984 - Building - #84000967) and is also known as Ormond Beach Woman's Club is at 42 N. Beach St., Ormond Beach.
In 1892, 16 people met at the Ormond Union Church to form the Village Improvement Association. Later meetings were held at a house on Union Street. At first men were allowed to join, but later membership was restricted to women. Mrs. Joseph Price was the first President.
In 1905, the group purchased this site on Beach Street with a building on for $1200. In 1912, the new building was constructed. The name was changed to the Ormond Beach Woman's Club in 1957, and the contents of the library was given to the new city library on South Beach Street.
Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Carleton,George, Codman,Ogdon,Jr.
Architectural Style: Classical Revival
Area of Significance: Social History, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1900-1924
Historic Function: Education
Historic Sub-function: Library
Current Function: Education, Social
Current Sub-function: Civic, Library