Orange Avenue, Daytona

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Title

Orange Avenue, Daytona

Alternative Title

Orange Avenue, Daytona Postcard

Subject

Daytona (Fla.)

Description

A postcard featuring a horse and buggy on Orange Avenue in Daytona, Florida, around 1910. Palm fronds, live oaks, and electric power lines line both sides of the street.

In 1871, Mathias Day, Jr. (1824-1904), a migrant from Mansfield, Ohio, purchased a large tract of land along the west bank of the Halifax River, which included the former Williams Plantation. With the construction of Day's hotel, today's Daytona Beach Historic District was created. In 1876, residents named the city "Daytona," in honor of Day, when the area was incorporated as a town. Growth continued in 1886 when the St. Johns & Halifax River Railway extended to Daytona.

In 1926, the towns of Daytona, Daytona Beach, Kingston, and Seabreeze merged together as Daytona Beach, in an effort led by J. B. Kahn. By this time, the beach had been nicknamed "The World's Most Famous Beach." Automobile and motorcycle races began in 1902, due to the smooth, compacted sand that covered the beach. Daytona Beach became the site of various land speed record attempts. On March 8, 1836, the first stock car race was held at the Daytona Beach Road Course, which is located in present-day Ponce Inlet. Bill France, Sr. (1909-1992) and the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) established the Daytona International Speedway in 1958 to replace the beach course.

Abstract

Unused color postcard of horse and buggy on Orange Avenue, Daytona, Florida. There are palm fronds, live oaks, and electric power lines on either side of the street. "Daytona, Florida. Orange Avenue. Hardly a thousand miles from Greater New York one may find the most delicate and delightful tropical scenery and may dwell in a climate which neither Hawaii nor southern Italy can excel. The name 'The American Riviera' is often applied to the Florida East Coast." - back of postcard.

Source

Original 8 centimeter x 12 centimeter color postcard: "Daytona, Florida, Orange Avenue." The Hugh C. Leighton Company, Portland, Maine: accession number 1057, Stetson University Postcard Collection, Archive and Special Collections, duPont-Ball Library, Stetson University, DeLand, Florida.

Publisher

The Hugh C. Leighton Company

Date Created

ca. 1910

Date Copyrighted

ca. 1910

Has Format

Digital reproduction of original 8 centimeter x 12 centimeter color postcard: "Daytona, Florida, Orange Avenue." The Hugh C. Leighton Company, Portland, Maine: Tag number DP0000102. Central Florida Memory.

Is Format Of

Original 8 centimeter x 12 centimeter color postcard: "Daytona, Florida, Orange Avenue." The Hugh C. Leighton Company, Portland, Maine.

Is Part Of

Stetson University Postcard Collection, Archive and Special Collections, duPont-Ball Library, Stetson University, DeLand, Florida.
Daytona Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

172 KB

Medium

8 centimeter x 12 centimeter color postcard

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Orange Avenue, Daytona, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally published by the Hugh C. Leighton Company.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Stetson University, duPont-Ball Library, Archive and Special Collections and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"Local History." Daytona Beach. http://www.daytonabeach.com/resources/history/.
"City of Daytona Beach." City of Daytona Beach. http://www.codb.us/.
Cardwell, Harold D., and Priscilla D. Cardwell. Historic Daytona Beach. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia Pub, 2004.
Halifax Historical Society (Daytona Beach, Fla.). Timeless Daytona Beach. Daytona Beach, Fla: Halifax Historical Society, 2001.

Transcript

Daytona, Fla. Orange Avenue.

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