The Casements, located along the Halifax River (Intercoastal Waterway) was constructed in the early 1900s for a clergyman and his wife. It was purchased by John D. Rockefeller in 1918 and he used the 9,000 square foot home as his winter residence until he died at the age of 97.
After his death, the property was used for a variety of purposes, including a school. Then it was left to deteriorate. Eventually, it was named a "Historic Property" and was purchased by the City of Ormond Beach, which proceeded to restore the place to its original grandeur.
Currently, The Casements serves as the Cultural Center for the City of Ormond Beach.
We'll post a few more photos of the gardens and grounds tomorrow.
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