Demolition of the historic Hotel Putnam in DeLand is slated to begin today around 10:30 a.m. The Beacon will be livestreaming the demolition here and on our twitch channel at


  1. I cannot bring myself to watch the demolition. Like so, so many other people, I have such great memories of the Putnam. It will be part of DeLand for us forever.

    • Back then, it seemed like the only place in DeLand for young people to hear music, dance and socially engaged with eachother and provided wonderful memories.


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