Group Title: General letter : : architecture
Title: General letter
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00055089/00001
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Title: General letter architecture
Physical Description: 7 leaves : ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Davis, Mary Irene
Goebel, Rubye K
Federal Writers' Project of the Work Projects Administration for the State of Florida
Publisher: s.n.
Place of Publication: S.l
Publication Date: 1936]
Subject: Buildings -- Florida -- Daytona Beach   ( lcsh )
Architecture -- Florida -- Daytona Beach   ( lcsh )
History -- Daytona Beach (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (leaf 7
Statement of Responsibility: Mary Irene Davis and Rubye K. Goebel.
General Note: Caption title.
General Note: Typescript for the Federal Writers' Project.
General Note: "Federal Writers' Projects, American Guide, Daytona Beach, Florida."
General Note: "October 22, 1936."
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Bibliographic ID: UF00055089
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: aleph - 002055064
oclc - 33597793
notis - AKP3052

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eAPJ oan Guide
Daytona. Beach, nlorda -

0eearohod by M~c y Ieno Davis. e GIWMAL LTT R1 ARHiTBOTU
Local supor.
Sand Rubye K. Ooebel,
.- Sr. .Intvr.
iplete L
oz. 1150 ads Ootober 23, 13930

1. The Daytona Boaoh Oooan Front Improvement Proeot,
Sgarded as the outstanding project in Volusia Oonnty, iM a oonoep".
on of the iaprovemoent of the ooen frontage bordering the oonorte
adal1 for a distance of 2,340 lin. feet; oi an original design
ntemplating the dighified devolopcont of the nationally knmn
Vorldle ?most Famou beachih," and eplaEo a poaradio atiteopt of
aoh developmen t hat t at poosent io unsightly, u ~ ita-, and a
?ltinot firo menace for the entire central/ portion of the peninaulaAte
sines and residential dlstriots.
S'b'he imprpoveentre ooonsist of tho .entire area boxing oxovaa-
to the level of1 the broadwalk, with the retaining wall along
ean Ave. the entire diataioe, in front of whi h will be ndorporated.
line of oonoession units numbering 45, arnd 13 restroom units. Also
roof garden unit buidirng ensuring 4, ft. wide by 150 ft. long.
p 0e of of thel ooono is to be developed into a proenade with
iroular stairways to park level.
I Between oonoeosions. andi broadnal will be a park with
atees, hrbtbery, etc., and at intervclo. sun sholtors, fointa-ln
oed a oontral feature of a look tower arising out of a 33 ft.

learched by lary Irene Davis,
SLocal Super.
Sand Rubye K. oebel,
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jrete rook pool and fountain.
S.At the north end of the park at Ora St there, is a
shelll with. shell dimension of 52 ft. width -by 36 ft. depth,
h height to proscenium arch 31 feet. At the rear of shell
: two floors of dressing room equipment and toilet rooms. On
hide of proscenium arch rises a tower 60 ft. high, in which
1 be installed a public address system. Beside each tower are
bic restrooms.
Stadium for the bandshellhas a pitched fl -r a width
135 feet by 240 ft. depth, with seating capacity of 4,500.
SAll building construction is of native co qina rock and
Informed concrete. Approximate cost, $4252,000.

The Casino Burgoyne named in honor of the late Commodore
carles G. Burgoyne, a philanthropist, who resided in old Daytona
Decades ago, offers recreational quarters and an auditorium for
citizens and tourists; also for the Daytona Beach Chamber of Commeroe.
was built in 1915 and presented to the city by Commodore Burgoyne.
SIts planning and construction mark an interesting period
Sthe city's history. In 1914, Beach Street was a narrow way of
e1 andmarl,-approximately 35 ft. in idth, bordering the banks
t the Halifax River which was frlnged with cabbage palmetto and
their natural growth. Com. Burgoyne proposed an Esplanade and seawall

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and Rubye, K. Qoebel,
r*. Intvr.
tona Beach, Plorida

g the river'front from Orange Ave. to B&y St. which he built and
rented to the city. Soon after the completion of the Esplanade,
.s Burgoyne built a small shingled bandshell on the site of the .
sent Casino. These quarters were found insufficient, -anld Com.
tgoyne proposed the erection of a Casino large enough to acoommo-
e gatherings for the reofeation and.pleasure of all. He built the
sent Casino which he presented to the oity.
The shingled Casino, built partially on piling over the
er, its western line only touching the side of the Esplanade,
ame a reality the latter part of 1915.

Ssthe Halifax Distriot Hospital, opened Jan. a, 1928, lies -
iles west of Ridgewood Ave. on Volusia Ave. in the Daytona Highlands. !
identical Lake Shore Drve. The three-story building is a modern,
tirely fireproof hollow tile and buff stucco hospital. Contains
9t beds, laboratory, X-ray dept. wards and private room.
The style of architecture -s modified parish. Plans were
epared by Charles 0. Wilson, Columbia, S. Car. in collaboration with
ephens and Lee of-Boston Mass. The building ws erected the latter

St. Paul's Catholio Church, corner of Ridgewood'Aye. and
press St., is the highest sky-mark in the city. A cupola dome

alian Rehaissanoe arohiteoture, erected in 1927, and of reinforced

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oched by Mary Irnes.Davis, Local Super.
and R ye i. ebel,a Sr. Intvr.
.a. "
ona Beach, Florida

el and concrete. The exterior ig of tan stucco, with the entrance
ded by.two massive doors which are the accurate reproductions of
Basilioa in Valenoia, Spain. Within the huge doors, opened on
ial occasions, are two smaller doors which follow the Old World
imto of usage for-entrance when the big doors are closed. Over
doors is a niohe holding the patron saint of the parish St.
,holding in his hands a sword and a script.
The birjty of the nave draws its inspiration from the
issanoe period of Italian architecture. The floor plan is an
t replica of the famous St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City,
ler t but accurate in detail. Tall colonades which form the sup-
tting walls, curve in the graceful lines of beauty. An unusual
nature of the architecture is that there are no angles in the church;
h curved or rounded design being used. White stioco walls make an
stere interior. The altar rail is of beautifully carved walnut.
In the interior of the church is a copied oil painting
~ 0ur Lady of perpetual Help", given by the Provincial General of
R Redemptorist Order in 1928. The original painting is in Rome,

I The architect is Gerald Barry of Chicago, nephew of
hop Barry whose home is in St. Augustine, Florida.


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iohed by Mary Irene Davis, Local Super.
and Rubye K. Goebel, Sr. Intvr.

na Beach, Florida

S2. The business section of Daytona Beach is changing to
odern type of building as illustrated by the Dflayon .10.ot*r ol.
ding, ,-N. each St.; the Ralph U. Green building, s. Beach St.;
ULerner and Kress building, S. Beach St. his new type cannot be
ribed as a development, but a transition, as sturdy Victorian
es are transformed Vith plaster, ohroniiu arid glass into replicas
be newest in architecture.

The Federal Building which houses the U. 8. Post Office and
x Federal offices, is worthy of careful study for its use and
tion of native Florida stone. It is Spanish Renaissance in theme
Icodbines, to a remarkable degree, the fundamentals of true archi-
ural value strength, beauty and usefulness.

3. Throughout the city occasionally one may see remains
boom time" houses, which have not withstood the elements due to
rior materials used and the speed with which they were erected.

I4. Wood formerly used later replaced by stucco, brick
iain and fancy), concrete blocks, hollow tile, clapboard siding,
gles, coquina and native rook. Roofing materials: Clay or
land cement tile, tin or slate, asbestos shingles, pitch or felt,
8etos asphalt. All buildings which formerly had wooden shingle

ae ere required to replace them with asphalt. This requirement
motive within 12 years from Sept. 27, 1917.

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xen i* t h 0 ground cloese together,. the' heighht of th e walk) nhe

led, in wit~h ve't aand to make. a' estrorm foundation; f inished on

th aillr Inches of,-so~lid oonoratee The val was buuilt In'

18.1929f3 50 f t oide and li866 f t 11ong

No loaal association, but axoblte'cts axe weaubers,
orida tione, ieior To- be licensed, an 4r itct a~

OI anvxamination-aaLd be regristexed xunder the state Bo A-2d o f Ar-r

7*' Umnio koaJ1 tequiren~nts for'building covered.

26 -B9 p' a in City of Dgytonar Beadh building-oode libok issaed'in

A* je Sitton, Printer,, Daytona# on .file, In City W19l

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By- Mary Irene Davis, Local
and Rubye K. Qoebel, Sr.

October 22,

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Files in office.

Personal liaterview with Francis
.o0ty la32L,, Dayt~na 'Bpeach, JFlat

Personal interview- with R.
Oity Hall, Daytona Beaoh.




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Personal observation.
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Personal observation

Research in files in office

Building Code, Oity of Daytona

Interview: Alan J. MaoDonough,
Oceanfront Project WPA*

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SBeach, 1927.


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