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Gamble Place
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 29° 05.395 W 081° 02.703
17R E 495615 N 3217948
Quick Description: Located west of I-95 off of Taylor Rd near Port Orange.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 7/6/2014 3:48:26 PM
Waymark Code: WMM272
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member the federation
Views: 26

Long Description:
In 1898, James N. Gamble, of the Procter and Gamble Company and a longtime winter resident of Daytona Beach, bought this land on Spruce Creek for use as a rural retreat. In 1907, he built a small cracker cottage with an open front porch and a breezeway connecting a separate kitchen and dining room, which he named "Egwanulti," a Native American word meaning "by the water." At the same time, he rebuilt an existing packing house to process citrus from his grove. In 1938, Gamble's son-in-law, Alfred K. Nippert, completed the "Snow White House," a Black Forest style cottage inspired by the Disney animated film classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The house is surrounded by a Witch's Hut, the Dwarfs' Mine Shaft, and an elaborate network of rock gardens. Collectively, these buildings and grounds form a historic landscape now known as Gamble Place. This property was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.
Marker Number: F-345

Date: 1993

County: Volusia

Marker Type: Roadside

Sponsored or placed by: The Museum of Arts and Sciences of Daytona Beach and The Nature Conservancy in Cooperation with the Florida Department of State

Website: Not listed

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