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    Downtown Historic District

    by grandmaR Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Looking south along Woodland from Church to Rich
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    DeLand has a historic downtown area which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Florida office (website below which shows a map of the district) says:

    "1886-1929. 86 buildings, 68 of historical interest. Masonry Vernacular predominate. The physical development of the district began in the late 1870s, but the early buildings that survive today were built after 1886. The district has lost some physical integrity resulting largely from poor maintenance, and the alteration or destruction of some structures. Sufficient numbers remain to convey a sense of the historic period. Public and Private. N.R. 1987"

    The first picture which shows the main street has been edited to bring the two sides of the street closer together and eliminate overhead signs etc.

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    Residential Historic District

    by grandmaR Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    House on Michigan Ave. across from Deland House
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    In addition to the Commercial Historic District, there is a residential district which goes from North Stone St. to Woodland, and from Howry Avenue north and including the west side of Stetson University.

    The website says:
    "1884-1942. 472 buildings, 375 of historical interest. Frame Vernacular, Bungalow, and various Revival styles. District is mainly single-family residences dating from the late 19th century. District contains schools, churches, and other noncommercial buildings. Public and Private. N.R. 1992."

    I am not absolutely sure that this house is one of those that is of historical interest, or that it is included in the district (because on the internet map it is hard to read the street names), but I think it likely.

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    Stetson Historic District

    by grandmaR Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Elizabeth Hall from the car driving down Woodland
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    The third historic district in DeLand is Stetson University. It consists of 14 buildings, 11 of historical interest built between 1884 and 1934. The architectural styles of Second Empire, Colonial and Mediterranean Revival predominate. Frame and masonry buildings associated with one of Florida's oldest institutions of higher education. Private. N.R. 1991.

    This picture is of Elizabeth Hall, which was named for Stetson's third wife and the mother of his two sons.

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