There are some amazing homes for sale in Daytona Beach. I marvel at some of the old Victorian style homes in the city as well as well as Ormond Beach. I love things Victorian and have a Victorian clothing collection.
A marvelous piece of local history just changed hands when two cousins purchased the Blodgett House on South Ridgewood Ave. in Daytona Beach. According to an article in the Daytona Beach News Journal, Sale, renovation plans for old Victorian home thrill Daytona historians, Nicholas Montagna of South Daytona and his cousin, Russell LaRiviere Jr. bought the home to renovate it.
I toured the Blodgett House a few years ago after the hurricanes that caused so much damage to the structure. Act Corporation was using the facility for offices when the 2004 hurricane damage forced them to move out. I was in tears by the end of the tour because it was such a shame that this old Victorian was sitting vacant and hurting. The home was built in 1896 as the home of Delos A. Blodgett. It passed through many other owners over the century plus of its existence. You can read the entire ownership train in the New Journal article.
I’m really excited that the cousins will be restoring the home to it’s original style. They’ll need to convert the structure back into a residence after it was converted to office space. I wish Mr. Montagna and Mr. LaRiviere Jr. the best of luck and hope to see her when they’re finished.