The Athens Theatre is one of the few existing examples of a classic American theatre in Central Florida. Once the centerpiece of DeLand, the Athens Theatre is a jewel of Italian Renaissance architecture. This historic theatre was designed in 1921 by prominent Orlando architect Murray S. King.
The park was built by the county in 2009 and deeded to the city of DeLand, which maintains it. It includes stone tables with checkerboard patterns on top, allowing patrons to play chess. For many who work in downtown DeLand, the park serves as a quiet oasis or a secluded lunch spot. Photo courtesy of Ray Johnson
Built ca 1892 and designed by architect George T Pearson, it was the first major building on campus built by Stetson's early benefactor, Philadelphia hat manufacturer John B. Stetson and is named for his wife, Elizabeth. Photo courtesy of Ray Johnson
112 West Georgia Avenue
DeLand, FL 32720
Concerned with the demolition of architecturally significant properties in the central Florida area, Florida Victorian architectural antiques was formed in 1981 for the salvage and reuse of artifacts and details from those buildings. The collection is housed in an 8,000 sq. foot 1926 building and open for public viewing and items for purchase from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Saturday.
Founded in 1880. Photo courtesy of Ray Johnson
The Volusia County Historic Courthouse opened in downtown DeLand on November 18, 1929. Over the years, it has been a landmark and icon for DeLand and Volusia County. Its architectural qualities are reminiscent of classical architecture. The colossal porticos with fluted Corinthian columns, the copper-clad dome covering a smaller art glass dome visible from the interior and terra cotta trim are characteristic of the Neoclassical architectural style typical of governmental buildings constructed in the early 20th century. The building is no longer used as a courthouse, but houses county offices and several collections of artwork including 27 pieces of public art that were commissioned for its renovation and reopening in 2005. The courthouse is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tours are available by calling the Museum of Florida Art at 386-734-4371. Photo courtesy of Ray Johnson
Florida's First Luxury Estate, built in 1886 for famed hat maker John B. Stetson is the largest, grandest, and most historic home ever built in Florida before the 20th century. This Gilded Age estate is still a private estate. It is not a museum or a home frozen in time, although it predates all other grand mansion museums in Florida. The home of Florida’s first snow bird and famous hat baron was hidden and lost for 100 years. It has recently been rescued, restored and updated in a timeless fashion. Historic tours are offered between February and September.
421 North Woodland Boulevard
DeLand, FL 32720
The Marshall and Vera Lea Rinker Welcome Center is located at the center of the campus, just north of the the duPont-Ball Library.
Several Downtown Locations
DeLand, FL 32720
Explore landmarks on Woodland Boulevard and the beautiful avenues of Minnesota, Clara, Rich, Michigan, Indiana and New York, and hear stories about the intriguing people who lived and worked there in walking tours led by experienced West Volusia Historical Society docents.