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The Casements used to be the winter home of John D. Rockefeller. It got its name from the wide hand-cut casement windows adorning the structure although it is also known as ?The Jewel of Ormond Beach.?.

The mansion was built as a retirement home in the early 1900?s. In 1918, it was purchased by Rockefeller as his winter residence until his death. Referred to as ?Neighbor John,? he enjoyed participating in community activities like golf, sing-along sessions at the Ormond Hotel, and entertaining friends like Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and Harvey Firestone. He was also known for holding annual Christmas parties in this mansion, a tradition that has been carried on to the present time.

The house has been unoccupied for many years before it was included in the National Register of Historic Places. After a successful restoration, it now serves as the Cultural Center for the City of Ormond Beach as it displays historical and cultural collections of artifacts and memorabilia.
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