Ormond Fire House National Historic Register Listing Generates Press Coverage


The recent listing of the Ormond Fire House on the National Register of Historic Places prompted the Daytona Beach News-Journal to print a feature story on the building. The Fire House has gotten quite a bit of press coverage since being renovated for use as the law offices of Snell Legal some of which can be found in other articles on the News and Accolades page.

The Fire House was a WPA project; the only WPA built building in Ormond Beach, and was completed in 1937. It is built of brick and native coquina rock and is said to have been the last coquina rock fire station in active use in Florida, which ended in 2006. The architect for the Fire House was Alan J. MacDonough (1883-1973). MacDonough also designed a couple of other well known WPA projects made of coquina rock -- the Bandshell and Clock Tower and Holly Hill City Hall. In addition he was the architect for the Streamline Hotel where NASCAR was founded, the Jackie Robinson Ballpark grandstands and one of two for the current Peabody Auditorium.

The Fire House was designated a Historic Landmark by the City of Ormond Beach in 1987 and is presently nominated for a Florida Preservation Trust award in the adaptive use category. For more information on the National Register click here

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