Local Landmarks, Sites, and Historic Districts

Upon recommendation of the Historic New Smyrna Beach Preservation Commission (HPC), the City Commission may designate by ordinance individual landmarks, landmark sites, and historic districts. The HPC shall recommend the designation of property after a public hearing based upon one or more of the following criteria (§50-7, Code of Ordinances):
  • Its value is a significant reminder of the cultural or archaeological heritage of the city, state or nation
  • Its location is a site of a significant local, state or national event
  • It is identified with a person who significantly contributed to the development of the city, state or nation
  • It is identified as the work of a master builder, designer or architect whose individual work has influenced the development of the city, state or nation
  • Its value as a building is recognized for the quality of its architecture, and it retains sufficient elements showing its architectural significance
  • It has distinguishing characteristics of an architectural style valuable for the study of a period, method of construction, or use of indigenous materials
  • Its character is a geographically definable area possessing a significant concentration, or continuity of sites, buildings, objects or structures united in past events or aesthetically by plan or physical development
  • Its character is an established and geographically definable neighborhood, united in culture, architectural style or physical plan and development
Designated Local Landmarks
  • St. Rita's Colored Mission (Black Heritage Museum) at 314 North Duss Street
  • Chamber of Commerce at 115 Canal Street
  • Old Stone Wharf at South Riverside Drive and Clinch Street
  • Indian River Inn at 1210 South Riverside Drive (demolished)
  • Connor Library at 201 Sams Avenue
  • New Smyrna Museum of History (former post office) at 120 Sams Avenue
  • Private Residence at 701 Magnolia Street
  • 533 Washington Street
  • Coronado Beach Cemetery
  • Charles Dummett Grave
  • Dr. McDanial Home, 317 Sheldon Street
View a map of Local Landmarks.

Certificates of Appropriateness
No person may undertake the following actions without first obtaining a Certificate of Appropriateness from the HPC (§50-8, Code of Ordinances):
  • Alterations of an archaeological site or the exterior part of a building or structure
  • New construction
  • Demolition
  • Relocation