Mary McLeod Bethune Home

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Mary McLeod Bethune Home
Daytona Beach Bethune house06.jpg
The home in March, 2011
Mary McLeod Bethune Home is located in Volusia County
Mary McLeod Bethune Home
Location Daytona Beach, Florida
Coordinates 29°12′44.59″N 81°1′55.55″W / 29.2123861°N 81.0320972°W / 29.2123861; -81.0320972Coordinates: 29°12′44.59″N 81°1′55.55″W / 29.2123861°N 81.0320972°W / 29.2123861; -81.0320972
Built 1925
NRHP Reference # 74000655
Significant dates
Added to NRHP December 2, 1974[1]
Designated NHL December 2, 1974[2]

The Mary McLeod Bethune Home (also known as the Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation) is a historic home in Daytona Beach, Florida. It is located on the Bethune-Cookman University campus. It was designated a United States National Historic Landmark in 1974, for its association with the life of Mary McLeod Bethune, an educator and civil rights leader.[2][3]

The house itself "is of no architectural significance" and "is a simple two-story frame structure of a domestic style common to the 1920s."[3] It closed in 2006 for significant $720,000 renovation and conservation, and reopened in April 2011.[4]

The house is operated as a museum. A brick structure added to the house serves as an archive of Mary McLeod Bethune papers.[3]



  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Mary McLeod Bethune Home". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-09-23. 
  3. ^ a b c James Sheire (August 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Mary McLeod Bethune Foundation / Mary McLeod Bethune Home" (pdf). National Park Service. 
  4. ^ Iacuzio, Tom. "Mary McLeod Bethune's 'Retreat' Reopens in Daytona Beach." Daytona Beach News-Journal. April 28, 2011.

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