In the heart of the Historic Downtown Deland the DeLand Opera House was built in 1910. Today, the beautiful and historic building has fourteen residential apartments available for lease above four commercial tenants. As owners of this historic property, we are committed to maintain, preserve and enhance the 1910 Opera House building.
Residents enjoy living on Woodland Boulevard, which is the main street of historic, downtown DeLand, and within an easy walk to the Stetson campus, restaurants, and shops.
Thank you for your interest in the Opera House apartments.
The site was designated an historic building by the West Volusia Historical Society which created an historical marker on the Opera House which reads:
This corner was the site of DeLand’s first newspaper, The Volusia County Herald, first published on May 10, 1877 by Henry DeLand. It was succeeded in 1878 by The Agriculturalist, edited by Col. C. C. Codrington, Gov. General of the West Indies, who escaped with his family during a native uprising in 1870. With his newspaper, Codrington became important to the development of semi-tropic agricultural in Florida. From these two early newspapers came the E.O. Painter Printing Company, believed to be the oldest continuing printing business in Florida. In 1910 the wood structure was replaced with this brick building, part of which contained the DeLand Opera House, a center for plays and musical entertainment.