Volusia County

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Volusia

Volusia County is named for Volusia Landing on the St. Johns River where a treaty was signed with the Seminoles and the name derived from Veluche, who was an early settler and tradesman.

 

Created:   December 29, 1854

County Seat:

Enterprise  1854 – 1888

De Land     1888 – present

 

County Courthouse – De Land

 

Location:  101 North Alabama Avenue / East Indiana Street

Built:  2000 – 2001

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Vitetta Group

Contractor:  Haskell / Peck, A Joint Venture

 

Description: The building faces west and is a four story red colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds. Over the central entrance rises a high square tower and along the first story are arches with a recessed entrance. The north and south wings project from the main building. The fourth story has a white colored facade and the walls on the central part of the building also have a white facade.

 

Old County Courthouse – De Land

 

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Location:  NE – West New York Avenue / Florida Avenue

Built:  1929

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  W D Harper & Company

Contractor:  James Peterson Construction Company and T K Apgar

 

Description: The building faces north and is a two story buff colored brick and stone structure. The building is an “H” shape with the north and south sections being wide and the east and west center sections being recessed. The north front has a projecting center section with a large porch with two columns rising to a wide header. Along the roof line is a balustrade. The center of the building rises to four stories and on the center of the roof is a large dome with clock and green colored roof and with octagonal lantern at the top.

 

County Administration – De Land

 

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Location:  SE – Florida   Avenue / West   Rich Avenue

Built:  1986 – 1988

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Spillis Candela Partners Inc.

Contractor:  Gilbane Building Company

 

Description: The building faces south and is a three story yellow and cream colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds. The west wing extends south and the north section has a curved front which connects the north wing. The north wing has an open arch on the first story and a reflecting pond extends south toward the old county courthouse. There is a large skylight in the interior. The building is named as the Thomas C Kelly Administration Center.

 

County Courthouse Annex– Daytona

 

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Location:  125 East Orange Avenue / City Island Parkway

Built:  1969 – 1970

Style:  Modern

Architect:  William Faust

Contractor:  Wiggs & Maale

 

Description: The building faces west and s a three story cream colored stone facing structure. The west front of the rectangular building has a wide high porch supported by pillars. In the center is the entrance with a row of vertical windows above on the second and third stories. The porch extends around the building. The roof line is flat.

 

See:  Located in the county is the Court of Appeal – Fifth Judicial District.

 

Courthouses: 

 Putnam County and Flagler County

E – Atlantic Ocean

S – Brevard County, Orange County and Seminole County

W – Lake County and Marion County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Old County Courthouse

 

 

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County Administration

 

 

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Daytona County Courthouse Annex

 

 

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Photos taken 2009 and 2018