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St. Mary's Episcopal Church Bell Tower - Daytona Beach, Florida, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 29° 12.445 W 081° 01.246
17R E 497981 N 3230966
Quick Description: St. Mary's Episcopal Church, located at 216 Orange Avenue in Daytona Beach, Florida, has a bell tower.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 4/5/2009 11:58:15 AM
Waymark Code: WM6572
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member scrambler390
Views: 9

Long Description:
An historical marker at the church provides the follow history:

The Florida frontier remained relatively empty until after the Civil War. during the late 1860s, both northerners and native 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 the Mission circuits so typical of frontier America. One early mission was St. Mark's begun in 1877. The parishioners of St. Mark's early felt the need for permanence and began planning a church building in the late seventies. Their efforts were crowned with success with the completion of St. Mary's, a Gothic Revival structure with board-and-batten exterior sheathing. St. Mary's has remained on its original site, growing with the community it serves. The structure has been enlarged several times to accommodate the expanding parish; however, 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.

Address of Tower:
216 Orange Avenue
Daytona Beach, FL USA
32114


Still Operational: yes

Number of bells in tower?: 1

Relevant website?: [Web Link]

Rate tower:

Tours or visits allowed in tower?: No

Visit Instructions:
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