I thought it would be interesting to post some of the images from our “drive by” shootings of historical buildings found in our local area. Although a young country by European standards, we are lucky to have some older buildings that have not been torn down and replaced with new and ugly. This is one of them. I have always found this building fascinating.
The Daytona Beach Post Office was built during the depression in 1932 as a WPA (Works Project Administration). It was built in the Mediterranean Revival Style. The architect was Harry M. Griffin. The front portico is faced with limestone from the Florida Keys. There are five arched windows on the first floor facing the street and features 4 cast iron light fixtures (one of which is pictured above) on limestone stands on either side of the two front entrances. It was added to the United States National Registry of Historic Places on June 30th 1988.
Above is a close up of the detail on the pillars found between the arched windows on the first floor.
We hope you enjoyed a peek into one of Central Florida’s historical buildings. We will be posting more as we come across them.
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Enjoy the weekend :-)