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St. Mary's Episcopal Church - Daytona Beach, FL
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N 29° 12.455 W 081° 01.248
17R E 497978 N 3230984
Quick Description: St. Mary's Episcopal Church, located at 216 Orange Avenue in Daytona Beach, Florida, was constructed in 1883 and would be known today as St. Mark's but for a typo.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 2/3/2008 4:28:37 PM
Waymark Code: WM33F7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 41

Long Description:
The following information is posted on the St. Mary's Episcopal Church webpage:

The Florida frontier remained relatively empty until after the Civil War. The Diocese of Florida was organized by a convention held in Tallahassee in 1838. The first bishop of Florida was selected in 1851. During the late 1860’s, both Northerners and Southerners perceived great potential in Florida. Among the places they settled was Tomoka, which became Daytona in 1871. Daytona settlers remained unchurched until various Protestant denominations established Mission circuits so typical of frontier America.

One early mission was St. Mark’s, begun in 1877 with early records indicating that it may have been as early as 1872. The parishioners of St. Mark’s began planning a church building in the late 1870’s with the building constructed in 1883. St. Mark’s became St. Mary’s with the delivery of a cornerstone ordered from the north and brought down by boat, erroneously inscribed “St. Mary’s.” St. Mary’s is the oldest religious building in Florida still in continuous use for religious services. St. Mary’s, a Gothic Revival structure with board-and-batten sheathing has remained on its original site, growing with the community it serves. The original St. Mary’s remains the core of the present building, a visible reminder of Daytona’s earliest years.

The church was placed on the Florida Registry of Historic Sites in 1977 and on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 01/01/1883

Age of Church building determined by?: Church website

If Church holds a weekly worship service and "all are welcome", please give the day of the week: Sunday

Indicate the time that the primary worship service is held. List only one: 10:30 AM

Street address of Church:
216 Orange Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL USA

Primary website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]

If denomination of Church is not part of the name, please provide it here: Not listed

If Church is open to the public, please indicate hours: Not listed

Secondary Website for Church or Historic Church Building: Not listed

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