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    The First National Bank building is DeLand’s first skyscraper.

    The First National Bank building is DeLand’s first skyscraper. The buildings on this block were all rebuilt after the “Fire of 1886.” That year most of downtown DeLand burnt down as the result of the accidental fire. The brick buildings that rose from the ashes each bear historic plaques that tell the stories of the buildings and early businesses. The First National Bank building has its own unique story, including some notable history related to the Great Depression.