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The Trust has received financial support from
the County of Volusia

HPT Media Contacts:
Contact Us
www.heritagepreservationtrust.org
phone 386-256-4810
Heritage Preservation Trust/Lilian Place
111 Silver Beach Ave.
Daytona Beach, FL 32118

LILIAN PLACE rentals for events, meetings,  or parties available.

The Trust has purchased the historic Hotchkiss House thanks to an ECHO Grant from Volusia County! We ask your support in helping us repair and renovate this mansion located next door to Lilian Place Historic House. Our goal is to combine both properties to create a larger riverfront site for cultural events and public use.   With Lilian Place as an 1884 museum, Hotchkiss House will become the event site with indoor and outdoor capacity for educational and cultural programs as well as rental for private events. 

We ask for volunteers to help: carpenters, painters, plasterers, roofers, tree cutters, inside cleaning and landscape work. The Trust has expanded with two historic sites to manage, and we need your help: we need office workers to help with records and welcome center, and even a membership coordinator to manage volunteers and make phone calls to those without email. If you can help, please call 386-256-4810. We are all volunteers trying to preserve these historical sites and provide a lovely cultural event site for community.

We need your help to accomplish our goal of restoring and preserving these wonderful properties! All donations will be used to renovate these historic sites and develop the two+  acres of riverfront for community use.  Please join or renew your membership. Corporate and higher level donations will be listed on our brochures, website, and facebook.  Help the all-volunteer non-profit Trust preserve history and create a beautiful event site open to all the community!!

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Mission

The Heritage Preservation Trust

The Heritage Preservation Trust • PO Box 1845 • Daytona Beach, Florida 32115 • 386.256.4810

Member of the Florida Historical Society

The mission of the Heritage Preservation Trust is to work for preservation and restoration of historical artifacts, buildings, lands, and sites in Volusia County through educational programs, fund raising, and grant acquisition.

Preserving Heritage in Our Area...

Many lovely homes and historical
sites have already been destroyed because they are not protected by a local historical overlay and proper zoning. Historic properties are an important part of our culture and provide a positive economic and social impact on communities. Residents in our historic
neighborhoods are working hard to stabilize and improve their properties and need everyone's help.

Working together ...

We are a non-profit organization established by concerned citizens to help preserve the architectural and historical heritage of the Volusia County area.

Please join as a member and become a FRIEND OF LILIAN PLACE!

REMINDER TO RENEW MEMBERSHIP FOR 2014!!
Please send membership renewal to
HERITAGE PRESERVATION TRUST
PO BOX #1845
DAYTONA BEACH, FL 32115

386-256-4810

Membership will include museum entry and discount on site rental:  $25 single,  $40 family,  $100 corporate which includes ad on the website.

PayPal Renewals/Donations Here

Some Trust activities include...

•Official Historic Trust non-profit (501c3)
•Actively Promoting new historic
preservation ordinances
•Application for the historic district in
Daytona
•Support of various historic activities and projects in area
•Daytona Beach Visioning Plan
•Annual Historic Gala
•Historic tours
•Educational workshops and speakers
•Compilation of ordinances, grant data, and historic register data for public

Projects

Lilian Place
Lilian Place

Hotchkiss House
Hotchkiss House

Reminder that tours are now available

  • Historic 1884 Museum open daily 1-5 for tours
    386-256-4810

Grounds open daily for self guided tours.
Rent for private events $50/hr for Lilian Place riverfront.

Lilian Place Welcome Center Merchandise:  
With your kids home for the summer, reinforce their reading with the children's Lilian Place  mystery series The Mystery of the Missing Book.Let the youngsters read the book and then let them see the sites described in the mystery as they find the Stephen Crane 1st edition Red Badge of Courage.  
Newly published Ghosts of Lilian Place describes first hand accounts of locals who have had paranormal encounters with spirits at the site.  
Now for sale---Beautiful Lilian Place t-shirts, crystal ornaments, magnet, notepad, and other  local author books

Lilian Place
Lilian Place is the oldest house on Daytona's beachside. This Italianate Victorian house was built  in 1884 by one of the city's first settlers Laurence Thompson. Lilian Place sat abandoned and neglected until December of 2009, when the Trust was awarded a Volusia County ECHO Grant to acquire this significant site. After two years of community support, Lilian Place is now open to the public as a fully furnished museum, but there is still restoration work to be done!

Hotchkiss House
The Hotchkiss House is located next door to Lilian Place. In 1905 Eliphalet Hubbell Hotchkiss had this grand Victorian turreted mansion built overlooking the Halifax River. This property has been sadly neglected and the mansion and grounds  need repairs which will require donations of funds and manpower.  

news of interest ...

AREAS AVAILABLE FOR NAMING RIGHTS:  BRONZE PLAQUE DEDICATION

LILIAN PLACE 1884 MUSEUM
1ST FLOOR

  • KITCHEN
  • HALLWAY
  • SOUTH PORCH
  • EAST PORCH
  • EAST OUTSIDE STAIRS

2ND FLOOR

  • CHILDREN’S NURSERY
  • MEN’S STUDY
  • HALLWAY
  • EXHIBIT ROOM
  • SEWING/IRON DISPLAY ROOM

3rd FLOOR

  • SERVANTS’ QUARTERS

4TH FLOOR

  • WIDOW WALK TOWER

1905 HOTCHKISS HOUSE CULTURAL CENTER
1ST FLOOR

  • FOYER
  • UPPER PATIO
  • LOWER PATIO
  • SOUTH EAST BACK PORCH
  • NORTHEAST BACK PORCH
  • SOUTH PORCH/RAMP

2ND FLOOR

  • ARCHIVES ROOM
  • MEETING ROOM
  • TOWER MEETING ROOM/OFFICE
  • MEETING ROOM

3RD FLOOR

  • TOWER ROOM
  • ARCHIVES ROOM
  • Thanks to the following who have already sponsored rooms:

    Jim and Kathy Kotas
    Thomas Russ Meachem
    Gary Libby
    Micheal and Angelina Forest
    Lawrence Baggett and Kit Thompson
    The Thompson Descendents
    Rick and Cheryl Lentz
    Theodore Zrinyi (Nancy Long)


NEWS JOURNAL READERS' CHOICE AWARD:
Vote for LILIAN PLACE  as your choice for LOCAL ATTRACTION under the Entertainment section please!

official ballot is in the Sunday paper (6/29)  to mail in, or you can vote online:  
news-journalonline.com/ads/readerschoice

Getting the Readers' Choice Award would be great publicity for us!!

$210,000 Needed to Complete Renovations

We invite the community to join in our fundraising efforts as estimates of the repairs of the 1905 Hotchkiss site are estimated to cost $210,000!!    The Trust is working to acquire the expensive city permits for zoning changes and repairs.  Additional expenses are the monthly upkeep of the sites and the continual maintenance of Lilian Place Museum.  These old historic buildings and landscapes cost so much to repair and maintain, and we are so thankful to all of you who have supported us generously with funds and volunteer hours.

Tea and Tour with Lilian
Step back into the past!

Enjoy a unique historic tour of the 1884 Lilian Place Museum followed by a Victorian afternoon tea served by the Lilian Place Victorian Society Re-enactors. The teas are held the 3RD Tuesday of the month at 2pm.  Price: $20 per person. Reservations call 386-212-3249

Lilian Place volunteers recognized for 11,000 hours of service

From left, Preservation Trust board member Shari Lessmiller, Jeff Hunt, commissioner of the Daytona Racing and Recreational Commission, Preservation Trust President Nancy Long, Trust Treasurer Fran Dillard, Rosella and Harry Dunkel, and Carl Lentz, great grandson of Lilian Place builder Laurence Thompson. Hunt presented Long with a check from the commission in the amount of $69,000 for improvement of the kitchen in the historic Hotchkiss House next to Lilian Place that the Trust is also renovating.
Photo by Taylor Ashley

By TAYLOR ASHLEY
CORRESPONDENT

DAYTONA BEACH – After nearly 11,000 volunteer hours to restore Lilian Place House at111 Silver Beach Ave., the public was invited in Saturday as volunteers were recognized for their service and continued support.

"We have a lot of volunteers, it's all volunteer, and that's amazing," said Nancy Long, Heritage Preservation Trust president.

According to Long, for a period of 10 months in 2012, Lilian Place received 10,800 in volunteer hours.

"People have been very generous with furniture donations," said Fran Dillard, Trust treasurer. "Eastlake is the name of the furniture style that was here, we'd love to have a real period dining set with chairs."

"We are giving naming rights for rooms at $5,000 to add to our funds," added Long. "If we could get community involvement of financial or in-kind support, we can get the Cultural Center renovated and opened.”

The Cultural Center will be the Lilian Place and the historic Hotchkiss House next door, 1000 S. Peninsula Drive, the holiday home of Eliphalet "Eli" Hubbell Hotchkiss, the Connecticut industrialist who manufactured the Hotchkiss stapler.

Conceptual plans for the center include extensive landscaping with gardens, a butterfly/bird sanctuary, citrus groves on the east side, a picnic area on the riverfront, and a tie-in with an ecotour and nature walk between the two historic houses.

Jeff Hunt, commissioner of the Daytona Racing and Recreational Commission, was on hand to celebrate with the volunteers with a check for $69,478 for renovation of the kitchen, patio and sunroom at the Hotchkiss house.

We always need volunteers!  Cleaning and dusting, yard cleanup, painting, carpentry work, etc.  so if you can help please call 386-256-4810 or 386-212-3249. Or just come help Saturday mornings starting at 9:30am.

Lilian Place

Lilian Place

Invitation...

If your business would like to help with the Hotchkiss House Renovation, we can provide advertisement thru 500+ email list, website, brochure, and facebook.

We want to thank Rosella and Harry Dunkle, Betsy Chmielewski, and the Doug and Georgeanne Wenger for the antique donations this week.  All donations are tax deductible, and we accept antiques, equipment, tools, BBQ grill, ---anything useable at the historic sites. 

 

Historic 1884 Museum open daily 9-5 for tours (Sat./Sun 1-5) Grounds open daily for self guided tours and nature trail.
$5 AND FREE TO MEMBERS. During the week call 386-256-4810

Rent for private events $50/hr.

 

 

Hotchkiss House

Hotchkiss House

Invitation...

We are inviting you to join the Heritage Preservation Trust, a non-profit group committed to historical preservation and education in Volusia County.

Please join us for historical programs, fundraisers, legislative work, and preservation efforts.

Our VISION is to serve as a catalyst that unites the Volusia County community in appreciating the benefits of preserving its architectural Heritage.

 

volunteer

in-kind volunteer hours...

in-kind gifts...

The Trust gladly accepts offers of in-kind gifts from individuals or businesses. They provide many invaluable goods and services to us over the course of a year. Some of the more common needs are:

  • Printing
  • Copying
  • Lilian Place Upkeep & Restoration
  • Trust Office Building Maintenance
  • Food & Beverages for Events
  • Graphic Design
  • Advertising and Public Relations
  • Photography
  • Special Contractor Services for Preservation Projects

CLICK HERE to download a donation form for goods and services.

Or email donations@heritagepreservationtrust.org for more informaton.

If you wish to make a monetary donation or pay membership dues you can also use the buttons on the right.

If you or your firm are able to help in these or other areas, please contact us.

Volunteers needed in the following areas: Call 386-256-4810 for details. Meet every Saturday morning 9:30 AM to join volunteer workers.... or email volunteer@heritagepreservationtrust.org

1. Professional Service (electric, carpentry, painting, etc.)
2. Inside cleaning and renovation
3. Outside landscape/fence repair
4. Archives/research
5. Fundraising
6. Grant writing
7. Marketing
8. Antique repairs/inventory
9. Site Event planning/promotion

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The Heritage Preservation Trust

The Heritage Preservation Trust • PO Box 1845 • Daytona Beach, Florida 32115 • 386.212.3249

Member of the Florida Historical Society

 

room sponsors

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR LILIAN PLACE ROOM SPONSORS:  

MICHAEL AND ANGELINE FOREST:  MASTER BEDROOM


THE THOMPSON FAMILY   :  DINING ROOM

GARY R. LIBBY CHARITABLE TRUST: PARLOR 

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR HOTCHKISS HOUSE ROOM SPONSORS:

THOMAS RUSSELL MEACHEM : HOTCHKISS SUN PORCH and KITCHEN

LAURENCE BAGGETT AND KIT THOMPSON FAMILY - PARLOR

CARL RICK LENTZ FAMILY  :  DINING ROOM

(Please contact us if you are interested in
having a historic room at the site named in your honor).

Find out how you can become a room sponsor.

FRIENDS OF THE TRUST for 2013:

  • Audubon Society
  • Laurence Baggett
  • Judith Beebe
  • Jay and Kathaleen Bond
  • Cici and Hyatt Brown
  • Frances Castagnacci
  • Chuck and Maureen Deitz
  • Fran and John Dillard
  • Rosella and Harry Dunkle
  • Michael and Angeline Forest
  • James and Barbara Foster
  • Donald and Bernadine Gaby
  • Linda Hubert
  • Randy and Jackie Johnson
  • James and Kathy Kotas
  • Dr. Rick and Cheryl Lentz
  • Gary R. Libby
  • Sandy and R. F. Lloyd
  • Jack and Nancy Long
  • Thomas Massfeller
  • Thomas Russell Meachem
  • Palmetto Club
  • Kit Thompson
  • Preston, Lynn, and Scenic Root
  • Barclay Van Dyke
  • Jim Wachtel
  • Pam Woods

visit our corporate sponsors

Our Business Supporters  for 2013:

  • ALL AMERICAN AIR /BRYANT  AC
  • ADVANCED FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
  • BIG VALUE GARDEN CENTER
  • CHERRY LAUREL GARDEN CLUB
  • D J DESIGN & COMPANY
  • FORREST INC.  RESTORATION
  • GENERAL ELECTRIC
  • GILES ELECTRIC
  • GHYABI AND ASSOCIATES
  • HOME DEPOT
  • HOMETOWN NEWS
  • LAMPLIGHTERS ANTIQUE LIGHTS
  • LENTZ PLASTIC SURGERY
  • MASSEY PEST CONTROL
  • MASTERCRAFT JEWELERS
  • MINUTEMAN PRESS
  • NEWS-JOURNAL
  • OWENS CARPET CLEANING
  • GEORGE PAPPAS, ATTORNEY 
  • PDM ENGRAVED PRODUCTS
  • PRICE LANDSCAPING
  • SHIELDS ROOFING COMPANY
  • SOUTHERN PAINT & SUPPLY
  • SOUTHERN FUMIGATION
  • SPARKS CONCRETE COMPANY
  • SWEET MARLAYS COFFEE SHOP
  • TD BANK
  • THE SUMAR FOUNDATION
  • THAD INDUSTRIES
  • TYL CONSTRUCTION
  • WALL-E-WORLD
  • WASTE PRO
  • WHOLESALE LIGHTING
  • WIGINTON FIRE SYSTEMS
  • WILLIAM VOGES LAW FIRM
  • ZAPPI’S ITALIAN GARDEN RESTAURANT
  • WHOLESALE LIGHTING, INC.
  • WELE RADIO
  • S R PERROTT COMPANY

information

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE LILIAN PLACE VICTORIAN SOCIETY REENACTORS AND CRAFT GUILD

 

Volunteers always needed:
Teas: 3rd Tuesday of the month  2pm
Reenactors, tour guides, and craft guild
Yard and building upkeep, etc.
The Trust wants you!!!

TD Bank Partnership:
Open a new account and mention Lilian Place, Trust gets $50 and you get $25. 
Already a customer?  Tell bank to link to Trust/Lilian Place and we get $10.

We want to thank all our Corporate Sponsors.

SPECIAL THANKS TO
DAYTONA BEACH RACE AND REC
VOLUSIA COUNTY COUNCIL
VOLUSIA COUNTY ECHO BOAR
CULTURAL COUNCIL  OF VOLUSIA COUNTY

Cultural Council of Volusia County
Volusia Echo

Contact Us

The Heritage Preservation Trust • PO Box 1845 • Daytona Beach, Florida 32115 •
386-256-4810

all sponsors ...

You can send any further information, logos, links, etc. to Webmaster@HeritagePreservationTrust.org

video

Documentary produced, written and edited by Susan Cardillo

(This video is 26 minutes long and may require several minutes of loading time)

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    Lilian Place Entrance
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    Restoration
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    Another Restoration View
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    A Lilian Place Bedroom
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    Another 1880's Room
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    Santa at the Lilian Place Christmas celebration 2012
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    Lilian Place at Christmas
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    A popular spot with the children
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    Mrs. Claus
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    A great place for Parties
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    Hotchkiss House Restorations underway
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    Tour the Museum at the Lilian Place Historical House
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    Another View of the Hotchkiss House beginning Restoration
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    Visit Lilian Place
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    A View of the lawn at Lilian Place
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    A View of the River from Lilian Place
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    Activities at Lilian Place
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    Another Christmas Party View
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    Current Restoration Hotchkiss House
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    Hotchkiss House Interior
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    Hotchkiss House Interior view
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    Inside the Hotchkiss House
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    A View of the Hotchkiss House located adjacent to Lilian Place
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    Lilian Place on the Halifax River
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    Restored View
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    We have come a long way with the Restoration thanks to our Volunteers and Sponsors
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    You can Join the Heritage Preservation Trust and make History an important part of our Future