Tarragona Tower

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Tarragona Tower
Location Daytona Beach, Florida  United States
Coordinates 29°12′0″N 81°2′49″W / 29.20000°N 81.04694°W / 29.20000; -81.04694Coordinates: 29°12′0″N 81°2′49″W / 29.20000°N 81.04694°W / 29.20000; -81.04694
Built 1925
Architect Charles Ballough
Architectural style Mission/Spanish Revival
NRHP Reference # 05000368[1]
Added to NRHP May 6, 2005

The Tarragona Tower (also known as the Tarragona Arch) is a structure composed of a tower and arch built of coquina stone in Daytona Beach, Florida, United States.

The structure, built as the entrance to the Daytona Highlands subdivision in 1926,[2] originally had two arches; one arch, that crossed Volusia Avenue (now International Speedway Boulevard), was removed by the United States Army in 1942 as a potential impediment to transportation;[2] the other, crossing Tarragona Way, served as the subdivision's real estate office through crash of 1929, following which it was used as a community center through the 1950s.[2] In 1994, as part of a road-widening project, the arch was moved 75 feet (23 m) to the south of its original location, no longer crossing Tarragona Way.[3][4]

The Tarragona Arch is located at Tarragona Way and International Speedway Boulevard. On May 6, 2005, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.


  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c Ste. Claire, Dana (February 28, 1993). "Coquina Arch Was Marketing Tool Of 1920s". Orlando Sentinel. Orlando, FL. Archived from the original on 2016-08-15. Retrieved 2016-08-15. 
  3. ^ Ste. Claire, Dana (March 27, 1994). "Landmark Arch May Be Unable To Make Move". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 2016-08-15. 
  4. ^ Atwell, Cheryl and Vincent Clarida (1998). Daytona Beach and the Halifax River Area. Images of America. Arcadia Publishing. p. 33. ISBN 978-0738554358. Retrieved 2016-08-15. 

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