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In 1910, a group of 40 Ormond residents decided they needed a yacht club to moor their boats. They arranged with the city to build this two story structure on the Halifax River west bank at the foot of Lincoln Ave. The agreement was that the building would not appear on the tax rolls, so it doesn't appear on any maps even today. The present membership is 25 men, all Ormond Beach residents. The second floor is no longer used, and the long dock that used to extend into the river was destroyed years ago by a storm. Members meet to play cards and shoot pool on the first floor.
Virtual Tourist member ormondyachtclub wrote me and said:
"The function of the club in present day is to preserve and restore the building itself
"We have over 50 some members who do the work of the restoration and the work of
fund raising to pay for the materials for the restoration (many women members)
"Until restoration is completed there are no events inside the building except
for the monthly meeting held on the 1st Monday of each month, upstairs
"We are now listed on the National Registry for Historic Structures"
He also gave me permission to use a photo from the club website which shows the club better than my picture (second photo) from the bridge.
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