The Abbey House

The History

[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]

The Abbey’s History

The Abbey House, also known as the Thompson’s General Store, Doremus House, Rhodes House, or Foxtail Estate is a historic gem located in Daytona Beach, Florida. Added to the National Register of Historic Places on April 8, 1987, The Abbey is connected to two prominent figures in the city’s early history: Laurence Thompson and Harrison G. Rhodes.

Thompson, one of the community’s first residents, was a merchant and city official who played a significant role in the town’s development. Rhodes, an American author and drama critic, made a vital contribution to the early development of Bethune-Cookman College, a pioneering educational institution in Florida dedicated to providing opportunities for higher education to the state’s black citizens.

Today, The Abbey House stands as a testament to the rich history of Daytona Beach. The estate has witnessed the city’s growth over the past century and has played a crucial role in shaping its identity. In recognition of its historic significance, the city of Daytona Beach proclaimed January 21st as “The Abbey Day” in 2016, as Foxtail Estate (at the time) celebrated its 140th year on Beach St.

As you step into the estate’s beautifully preserved interiors and lush gardens, you will feel like you have stepped back in time. The Abbey House’s historical significance and architectural beauty make it an ideal location for a wide range of events, from weddings to corporate gatherings. Experience the magic of The Abbey House and become part of its rich history.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][us_image image=”3587″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][us_image image=”3594″ meta=”1″ meta_style=”modern”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][us_image image=”3611″ meta=”1″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][us_carousel post_type=”attachment” images=”3611,3594″ items_layout=”blog_12″ columns=”3″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][/vc_column][/vc_row]