This is your invitation to become a Charter Member of the “Friends of Seabreeze.” Your membership dues will go towards maintaining this rare landmark which was known as the“Tourist Church”, when it was constructed. It is located at 501 N Wild Olive Avenue in Daytona Beach Florida. Built in 1929, it was designed by an architect Harry Griffin, a noted architect in Daytona Beach during that time. It is built in the Mission/Spanish Colonial Revival style of architecture. On October 6, 1995, it was added to the National Register of Historic places.

The walls are built of solidified marl rock called “bog rock,” mined on a ridge west of Daytona Beach. The rock is thousands of years old and contains ancient shells and is no longer readily available. Some of the stained glass windows have been a part of the structure since 1929. There are a total of 33 leaded stained glass windows in the sanctuary which were restored and refitted in 2009 with a matching Volusia County ECHO (Environment, Cultural, Historic and Outdoors) grant. An exquisite Visser-Rowland pipe organ has been the centerpiece of many concerts.

The goal of the “Friends of Seabreeze” Committee is to maintain this church in its original glory and make it inviting to community members and out of town visitors who come for tours, architectural edification, weddings, photo opportunities, painting location for artists and a biblical garden for meditation. The beautiful pipe organ has been well maintained and works in well with the plan to present recitals and/or concerts. The Cloisters include buildings that can be used for receptions and meeting places. An outside “lodge” with a fireplace offers the possibility of a rental office.

Whatever level of Charter Membership you choose, please know that your generous support will help to keep this historical jewel as an integral part of the Revitalization of Daytona Beach.

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