Monthly Archives: February 2012

A Sign of the Times?

The home of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks #1141 at 700 S. Ridgewood Ave. is for sale.  While the building itself appears rather uninteresting, in front of it stands this wonderful old neon sign/clock! The Volusia County Property Appraiser’s website … Continue reading

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This Was No Nickel and Dime Operation…

The S.H. Kress & Company building at 140 S. Beach Street was constructed in 1932 and added to the National Register in 1983.  In this age of  “big box” retailers it’s hard to imagine that eighty years ago a five-and-dime … Continue reading

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A Southern Trinity

You saw the title and thought this one must be about Jesus Christ, Robert E. Lee and Elvis Presley, right? Not this time. Here’s my problem: it’s the start of SpeedWeeks and I have ZERO interest in the Daytona 500  (and the spectacle of … Continue reading

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February 4 is “Thank A Mailman Day”

Honest. Google it if you don’t believe me. So let’s salute one of the most beautiful old buildings in Daytona Beach – the U.S. Post Office at 220 N. Beach Street. It was built in 1932 (as part of the public works … Continue reading

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