The nonprofit Heritage Preservation Trust was formed in 2006 and acquired
Lilian Place in 2009. This beautiful Victorian is the original home of one of the founding families of Daytona, the Thompson's. Lilian Place is now a wonderful 1884 Victorian Museum open for tours.
In 2012, the Trust acquired the 1905 Historic Hotchkiss House original home of Eli Hotchkiss "the Stapler King" and is now the Lilian Place Heritage Center cultural event site.
Both historic properties were saved through Volusia County ECHO grants.
These are two of the oldest and finest examples
of late nineteenth century architecture
on Daytona beachside.
Step into the past for a tour of the oldest grand home on Daytona beachside
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