Seabreeze United Church

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting – a wayside sacrament. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

The beautiful Seabreeze United Church aka “The Tourist Church” dignifies the corner of Seabreeze Boulevard and Wild Olive Avenue. According to the National Register of Historic Places: Tourist Church consists of four contributing buildings and two contributing structures. All the buildings reflect elements of Mediterranean Revival and/or Mission Revival styles. This property consists of the Tourist Church, constructed 1929; Moseley Hall, constructed 1939; Tullis Lodge, constructed 1943; the Education Building, constructed 1950; an arcade, constructed 1939 and a fountain, constructed circa 1939. Since the 1960s, the church has been the Seabreeze United Church. (Photos taken 6/5/12)

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2 Responses to Seabreeze United Church

  1. Wow, really wonderful pictures of the Seabreeze United Church! Well, if you have an eye for the beauty of ancient architecture, you can help but notice the flamboyant charm of this church and the structures in close proximity to it.

  2. beachcomberT says:

    Beautiful architecture and I’m glad it has recognition from the National Register. But I am still uneasy with Volusia County giving it a six-figure grant — I forget the exact amount, maybe $200,000? — to aid maintenance work on the exterior. That was done about 5 or 6 years ago. It naturally raises the question of why tax money was spent on a tax-exempt religious institution. And why this church when probably dozens of others also have had expensive repairs (St. Mary’s and St. Paul’s on Ridgewood in Daytona being 2 obvious examples.)

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