Grand Hotels of West Volusia County (Images of America) (Paperback)

Grand Hotels of West Volusia County (Images of America) By Larry French, Dana Ste Claire (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Larry French, Dana Ste Claire (Foreword by)
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In the late 1800s, men like Jacob Brock and Henry Addison DeLand introduced civilized comforts to the wild interior of West Volusia, which resulted in a tourism boom that is still ongoing. Brock built the Brock House hotel and used his steamboats to bring such notables as DeLand and American presidents Ulysses S. Grant and Rutherford B. Hayes there to vacation. Continued tourism growth brought about the need for more hotels. The Ponce de Leon Hotel was built around the fabled Fountain of Youth, while the bustling town of DeLand offered several more hotels, like the Putnam, Carrollton, College Arms, and DeLand. John Batterson Stetson vacationed in DeLand and then built a home, bought a hotel he renamed College Arms, and extended the railroad to his hotel's doorstep for the convenience of his guests. These and other hotels helped shape the growth and history of West Volusia County.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781467128858
ISBN-10: 1467128856
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Publication Date: April 9th, 2018
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Images of America