El Real Retiro

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El Real Retiro
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El Real Retiro is located in Florida
El Real Retiro
El Real Retiro is located in the US
El Real Retiro
Location New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Coordinates 29°2′4″N 80°55′41″W / 29.03444°N 80.92806°W / 29.03444; -80.92806Coordinates: 29°2′4″N 80°55′41″W / 29.03444°N 80.92806°W / 29.03444; -80.92806
NRHP Reference # 87001557
Added to NRHP November 10, 1987

The El Real Retiro (also known as the Handley House) is a Spanish Colonial Revival house in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States. Built in 1923 it is located at 636 North Riverside Drive and 647 Faulkner Street. On November 10, 1987, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

It was built for millionaire stockbroker and art collector Robert Handley; the dining room was painted with murals by artist Robert E. Locher depicting the history of the colonization of Florida.[1]

References and external links[edit]

  1. ^ Nancy McClelland, The Practical Book of Decorative Wall-Treatments, J. B. Lippincott, 1926, page 90