|Florida Structures List
A list of monuments
and structures throughout Florida
(a work in progress)
Ribault Column - Mayport Florida
In 1924, during the 300th anniversary of the beginning of the
immigration of the Huguenots to the Americas, the Florida
Chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution unveiled
a granite monument at Mayport, Florida. The unveiling of the
Ribault Monument at Mayport was the genesis of the eventual
creation of a national memorial for the Florida Huguenots.
Monument for End of the Kings Road in New Smyrna,
Florida. Placed by the Daughters of the American
Revolution in 1940. On October 24, 1940, a bronze tablet
was placed on a coquina boulder in New Smyrna, to mark
the site of the Old Stone Wharf built by the Turnbull
1968 Monument to the Turnbull Canal in New Smyrna
Florida placed by the DAR.
The plaque reads: " Turnbull Canal one of two main
canals into which flowed the vast network of smaller
irrigation and drainage canals from the Turnbull
Hammock through New Smyrna Colony indigo
plantations and the farms of Minorcan, Greek, and
Italian colonists. Dug during the 1770's by the
settlers and still in use today. It was covered by the
sidewalk on the north side of Canal Street from Myrtle
Avenue to Riverside Drive."
Sheldon's Hotel - New Smyrna DAR Monument
"This coquina foundation rests within a shell midden from the Timucuan Indian era.
Mystery still surrounds the origin of this foundation. Jane and John Sheldon built a large
hotel on this mound circa 1859. During the Civil War, the structure was destroyed by
cannon fire from Union ships. After the Civil War, Jane Sheldon built a smaller structure
that served as a pioneer general store, port collector's office, boarding house and print
shop, which published the Florida Star, one of the region's early newspapers. Structural
problems forced the building's removal circa 1900."
Mission of Atocuimi - New Smyrna
This marker was placed by the Jane Sheldon Chapter DAR at the Mission of Atocuimi
in February, 1926.
Text on marker:
"This Mission, built for the Jororo Indians about the year 1696 is preserved as a
memorial of the forty-four missions of Spanish Florida to commemorate the service
and heroism of the Franciscian Friars in the ancient Florida Missions. This tablet is
placed here by the Florida State Historical Society, the Florida Daughters of the
American Revolution, Washington Everett Conner, Jeanette Thurber Conner, 1925"
The Clock Tower was constructed alongside the Daytona Bandshell. Construction on
the Clock Tower started in 1936 as part of a Work Progress Administration (WPA)
project to develop Boardwalk Park, and build the band shell and Clock Tower. The
entire project cost $268,000 (in 1936 monetary value.) The Boardwalk Park and its
band shell and Clock Tower were officially dedicated on July 4, 1938
It’s made of Coquina rock, a common building material in Florida. At the top of the
looming tower are 4 clock dials that read “D-A-Y-T-O-N-A-B-E-A-C-H” instead of the
standard 1-12 hours. The ornate base of the tower creates a canopy over a beautifully
intricate fountain that flows beneath. Standing at an overwhelming 30 feet tall. The
Coquina Clock Tower in Daytona Beach's Oceanfront Park was added to the United
States National Register of Historic Places on March 5, 1999. The craftsmanship and
awe-inducing details of the tower give it a magnetic quality that stops every passerby for
at least a lingering glance. The tower is located right next to the Bandshell and the
Oceanfront Park Complex at 250 N Atlantic Ave in Daytona Beach, Florida.
In 1989, the Clock Tower was renamed by the city's Historic Preservation Advisory
Board in honor of the famed automotive speedster, Sir Malcolm Campbell, who set
several land speed records in the1920s and 1930s in Daytona Beach.
Charles Adrian Pillars (1870–1937) was an American sculptor. He chiefly worked in
Florida from his studio in St. Augustine at 16 May St."(the pink castle)........"Life" by
sculptor Charles Adrian Pillars (1870-1937), based upon the Greek "Winged
Victory of Samothrace", resides in Jacksonville, Florida's Memorial Park and
honors the 1200 Floridians who perished during World War I.