The Trust has received financial support from
the County of Volusia
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!!
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.
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.
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 2013!!
Please send membership renewal to
HERITAGE PRESERVATION TRUST
PO BOX #1845
DAYTONA BEACH, FL 32115
Membership will include museum entry and discount on site rental: $25 single, $40 family, $100 corporate which includes ad on the website.
Some Trust activities include...
•Official Historic Trust non-profit (501c3)
•Actively Promoting new historic
•Application for the historic district in
•Support of various historic activities and projects in area
•Daytona Beach Visioning Plan
•Annual Historic Gala
•Educational workshops and speakers
•Compilation of ordinances, grant data, and historic register data for public
Reminder that tours are now available
Historic 1884 Museum open daily 9-5 for tours (Sat./Sun 1-5) (or call for reservation)
Grounds open daily for self guided tours.
Rent for private events $50/hr.
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 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!
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.
$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
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.
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.
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.
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:
Or email email@example.com 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.
1. Professional Service (electric, carpentry, painting, etc.)
2. Inside cleaning and renovation
3. Outside landscape/fence repair
6. Grant writing
8. Antique repairs/inventory
9. Site Event planning/promotion
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The Heritage Preservation Trust • PO Box 1845 • Daytona Beach, Florida 32115 • 386.212.3249
Member of the Florida Historical Society
Special thanks to our Room Sponsors:
NAMING RIGHTS OF HISTORIC ROOMS:
THOMAS RUSSELL MEACHEM
THE THOMPSON FAMILY
MICHAEL AND ANGELINE FOREST
CARL AND CHERYL LENTZ
(Please contact us if you are interested in
having a historic room at the site named in your honor).
FRIENDS OF THE TRUST for 2013:
Our Business Supporters for 2013:
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
The Heritage Preservation Trust • PO Box 1845 • Daytona Beach, Florida 32115 •
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