Monthly Archives: January 2012

Boulevard of Broken Dreams

 They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.  – Joni Mitchell This picturesque spot on the Intercoastal (just north of Dunlawton Ave. in Port Orange) never even got paved.  While the Sweetwater’s Restaurant building was leveled a few years ago, what hasn’t … Continue reading

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Rooms Weekly, Monthly

Hotel Del Mar at 209 S. Ridgewood Ave. Photos taken 1/9/12. “Coming in from the factory or warehouse, tired enough, there seemed little use for the night except to eat, sleep and then return to the menial job. But there … Continue reading

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WROD, John R., and Fried Chicken

Daytona’s WROD-AM first went on air in 1947 and hit its stride in the 60’s as “Hot Rod Radio – WROD 1340”.  The station broadcast from 103 Wilder St. until 2005 and today is headquartered on Marina Point Drive.  Sadly, its original home, well…you see the photos (taken 11/23/11).  … Continue reading

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Fill It Up!

 The British & American Auto Repair building at the corner of Orange Ave. and Palmetto St. is an area rarity – an old time filling station still serving its original function. According to the Volusia County Property Appraiser this beauty dates to 1950. … Continue reading

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