DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA 'i .*
Part A---General Information ,
Daytona Beach is on the upper East Coast of Florida, 23 miles northeast of
DeLand and 92 miles southeast of Jacksonville. It is on the Halifax River
and Atlantic Ocean.
Local bus service: Daytona Beach has 43 buses for local service.
Highways: U. S. Highways 1 and 92 and Florida Highway A-l-A enter Daytona
Rail: Rail service is provided by Florida East Coast Railway.
Intercity bus service: Greyhound Lines provides intercity bus service.
Air: Air service is provided by Eastern Air Lines, National Airlines, and
Charter flight operators: Daytona Beach Charter Service, Reynolds Flying
Service, Raymond Aero Marine and Wilson Flying Service are charter flight
Passenger boat lines: None.
1948 Estimate 1945 Census. 1940 Census
Total county 78,000 58,492 53,710
Total city 35,000 25,311 22,584
(Based on U. S. Weather Bureau records for a 13 year period.)
Normal Normal Normal Normal
Temperature Rainfall Temperature Rainf!l.
January 58.5 2.19 July 80.2 5.49
February 59.3 2.60 August 80.4 5.16
March 64.3 3.08 September 78.6 6.47
April 68.6 1.92 October 72.4 5.75
May 73.5 3.64 November 65.0 2.47
June 78.6 5.67 December 59.2 2.74
Annual 69.9 47.18
Franciscan friars established missions in this area about 1587. In 1702, the
English colonists in Georgia and their allies, the Creek Indians, destroyed
the missions. In 1765 British settlers established plantations here, but most
of them moved to the West Indies when Florida was ceded to-Spain in 1783.
American pioneers took over most of the plantations, but clashes with the
Indians caused them to fail. Before 1821, American settlers from Georgia had
received Spanish grants for most of the land in this area. Most of the grants
were for sugar plantations, but a few rere given for the cutting of timber.
Permanent settlement of Daytona Beach dates back to the meeting.of Dr. J. M.
Hawks and Miathias Day, of iMansfield, Ohio, in a Jacksonville hotel in April,
1870. Day bought a 3,200-acre tract for $1,200. This tract is now the Ridge-
wood Avenue residential section. Six years later, on July 26, 25 voters met
and incorporated Daytona. In 1926, the cities of Daytona, Daytona Beach and
Seabreeze were consolidated into the present town of Daytona Beach.
DAYTONiA BEACH, FLORIDA
6. Major Sources of Income
Tourist business in Daytona Beach is valued at $25,000,000 annually. Light
manufacturing, such as shoes, fishing tackle, boats, millwork, chenille, cast-
ings, plastic fabrication, ice, broad and milk.products, are important to the
local economy. Daytona Beach is the prinoipa'I:retail trade center for Volusia
County and the southern half of Flagler County. Truck crops are produced for
the local market. Salt water fish and shrimp landed here are sold locally.
Name Type Circulation
Journal Daily (Morn.) 12,172
~:s Daily (Even.) 9,647
News-Journal Sunday 13,228
The Observer Weekly 2,000
The Examiner Tri-Weekly .5,000
Town Crier Weekly 10,000
Weekly Guide Weekly 10,000
8. Radio Stations
Call Letters Frecuencv Watts Network
WMFS 1450 250 ABC
WROD 1340 250 Mutual
WDBF Under const. permit
WNDB 1150 1000
9. Private Schools and Colleges
Mary Karl Vocational School, Welsh Training Center, preparatory.
Bethune-Cookman College, 640 2nd Avenue, Negro college level.
The Casements, Ormond Beach, girls junior college.
Mary Meader, 921 S. Ridgewood, private.
Seabreeze Private School, 518 N. Halifax, private.
Part B---Recreation and Entertainment
1. Special Events
Fishing.Tournament, annually from February 1 to June 30 and July 1 to
Stock Car Race, August 8.
Veteran's Jubilee, Nay 27 30.
Greyhound Racing, June 5 for 90 days.
Children's Orchestra, June 7 9.
Gene Krupa' May 15.
Fourth of July Program.
Public Pedding, June 30.
2. Athletic Events
Daytona Beach Islanders, professional baseball team in the Florida State
League, will have games from April 16 to September 2.
3. Commercial Attractions
Stock car racing, junk car racing, motorcycle racing, dog racing, sailboat
racing, sightseeing tours, baseball, swimming pools, shuffleboard, lawn
bowling, tennis, lost mission and sugar mills, horseback riding and Tomaha
4. Tourist Clubs
State Clubs (operated by Recreation Department), Little Theatre, Handicraft
Club, Needle Club, Newcomers Club and Open Forum.
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5. Recreational Clubs
Daytona Beach Yacht Club, Peabody Shuffleboard Club, Lawn Bowling Club,
Daytona Beach Tennis Club, Halifax Tennis Club, City Softball League, Sea-
breeze Golf Club, Ormond Beach Golf Club, Daytona Beach Golf Club and Daytona
Beach Gun Club.
6. Civic Organizations
Chamber of Commerce
Junior Chamber of Commerce
Peninsula Business League
7. Fraternal Organizations
D. A. R.
V. F. W.
Star Gazers Club
Wild Life Association
Day & Time of Meeting
2nd Monday 8 p.m.
Thursday 12:15 p.m.
Monday 12:15 p.m.
Tuesday 12:15 p.m.
Wednesday 12:15 p.m.
Thursday 7 p.m.
Friday 12:15 p.m.
2nd & 4th Friday 7 p.m.
2nd Thursday 7:30 p.m.
Day & Time of Meeting
Tuesday 8 p.m.
1st & 3rd Wednesday 8 p.m.
Wednesday 8 p.m.
2nd & 4th Friday 8 p.m.
1st Wednesday 2 p.m.
1st & 3rd Monday 8 p.m.
Every other Monday
Place of Meeting
208S South Beach
Plgce of Meeting
278-- North Beach
105 N. Halifax
U8. Organized Entertainment
A wide variety of entertainment, such as card parties, dances, minstrel shows
and musical programs, is provided for visitors. Information on current
events can be obtained from the Chamber of Commerce.
9. Recreational Facilities
Riding Academy, Welsh Pools (two site of A.A.U. Meet), Sheraton Pool (along-
side ocean), three golf clubs (one open year round at Ormond Beach), Peabody
Shuffleboard Courts, Peabody Lawn Bowling Club, Tomoka.State Park, and 23-
miles of beach, 500 feet wide at low tide.
Deer, dove, duck, coot, marsh hen, quail, squirrel, turkey, geese, wildcat,
bear, fox, rabbit, oppossum, hawk, crow rnd buzzards are found in this area.
Hunting lodges are Daytona Beach 7'ild Life Association and Gun Club and
Toronita Club. Hunting guides are H. S. Taylor and Murray Smith.
Salt water red snapper, channel bass, amberjack, trout, sea bass, pompano,
kingfish, sheepshend, drum, mangrove snapper, chobie, bluefish and tarpon
are caught in'the Halifax River and Atlantic Ocean. Fishing camps are
Dagley's Dock, 9000 S. Peninsula Drive, Dave's Dock, S. Halifax Drive, Port
Orange, and Ray's Fishing Service, 614 Onkridge Boulevard. Charter fishing
boats are operated by Captain Lindberg, City Dock; Captain Tom Joyner, City
Dock; Redwood Wharton, Inlet Harbor; Davis Dock, Port Orange; Captain Bob
Parker, 134 S. Noble Street; Captain Ted Warner and R. A. Parker, South Bridge,
Baptist, Methodist, Christian, Christian Science, Catholic, Congregational,
Presbyterian, Episcopal and Jewish denominations have services in Daytona
Bench. There are also non-denominational churches here.
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Name Rooms Plan
Geneva Hotel 74 American
Seabreeze Manor 50 European
Sheraton Plaza 158 American
Ormond Hotel 350 American
Riviera Hotel: 120 .... European
Streamline 48 European
Seminole .. 18 European
Princess Issena 225 American
2. Tourist Courts
Blackstone Motor Court, 930 Ridgewood Avenue, Holly Hill.
Buffalo Cabins, 141 Ridgewpoold Avenue, Holly Hill. (Mail: P.O. Box 58,
Central Park Tourist Cabins, 529 Ridgewood Avenue, Holly Hill. (Mail: P.O.
Box 2068, Holly Hill).
Cozy Villa Tourist Court, 502 Ridgewood Avenue, Holly Hill. (Mail: P.O.
108, Route 1, Holly Hill).
Flamingo Motor Court, 1125 Ridgewood Avenue, Holly Hill.
Garden Motor Court, 1460 South Ridgewood Avenue, Daytona Beach.
SGreenland Cabins, 601 Ridgewood Avenue, Holly Hill. (Mail: P.O,.Box 278,
Hana Motor Court, 1195 Ridgewood Avenue, Holly Hill. (Mail: P.O. Box 423,
Kinsey Tourist Court, 411 Ridgewood Avenue, Holly Hill. (Mail: P.O. Box
1691 Daytona Beach).
Modern Cabins, 922 Ridgewood Avenue, Holly Hill.
Robins Tourist Court, 231 Ridgewood Avenue, Holly Hill.
Spanish Village Court, 850 Ridgewood Avenue, Holly Hill.
Spinningwheel Cabins, 700 Ridgewood Avenue, Holly Hill.
Sunrise Village Cabins, 535 Ridgewood Avenue, Holly Hill.
Trailers End Motor Court, 101 Ridger;ood Avenue, Holly Hill.
Traveler's Motor Court, 1202 Ridgewood Avenue, Holly Hill.
Tropical Villa Cabins, 810 Ridgewood Avenue, Holly Hill.
3. Trailer Courts
Norwood Beach Side, 8065 South Pen Drive.
Steele's Trailer .Sales and Park, 1619 South Ridgewood.
Weller and Weller Trailer Park, 331 Ridgewood, Holly Hill.
4. Other Accommodations
Further information on guest homes, apartments and houses can be obtained
from the Chamber of Commerce.
5. Specialized Eatine Places
Name Address Speciality
Spray 143 South Ocean Seafood
The Breakers 24 South Ocean Spanish food
New York Paradise 116 Magnolia Spaghetti
New Yorker Bar & Grill 823 Main Steaks
Further information on Daytona Beach canbe obtained from:
CHAMBER OF COMIvERCE
Daytona Beach, Florida