Historic Markers Across Florida



Landis-Fish Building 1905



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Location: on West Indiana Ave west of North Woodland Blvd, DeLand, FL
County: Volusia
Coordinates: N 29° 01.734    W 081° 18.234
  29.0289    -81.3039
Style: Mounted **
Waymark: WMTAWM
 



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Landis-Fish Building 1905


In 1905 the Landis & Fish Law Firm erected a brick one-story Romanesque-style building on this site. As the firm grew, it was enlarged in 1925 to the two-story Federal structure you see today. Begun by Cary D. Landis and Bert Fish, the firm was noted for its distinguished clients and as a center of political influence. Landis became Attorney General of Florida, 1930-38. Fish was appointed Minister to Egypt, Saudi Arabia and then Portugal, 1933-1943. Both died in office. A later partner, Francis P. Whitehair, became Undersecretary of the Navy 1951-1953. The law firm relocated in 1985 and continues to practice as Landis Graham French. It is now among the oldest continuous law firms in the state of Florida.