Sanford Riverfront Collection

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Band Shell on the Edge of Lake Monroe
The bandshell on Lake Monroe at Veterans Memorial Park in Sanford, Florida in 1949. The bandshell is part of the original park design and construction that was completed in 1925. By 1927, a flagpole and fountain were dedicated in memory of World War…

Palm Trees Along U.S. Highway 17
U.S. Route 17 in Sanford, Florida, in 1958. U.S. 17 begins in Punta Gorda, briefly runs east, and then goes north along Peace River through Arcadia, Zolfo Springs, and Wauchula. The road then joins U.S. Highway 98 at Fort Meade and continues…

'Grand Romance' Side-Wheeled Steamer Tour Boat
The Grand Romance steamer tour boat in the 1990s. By the mid-1880s, Sanford, Florida had become a major distribution center due to the city's strategic location along Lake Monroe and the St. Johns River. Even before Florida obtained statehood,…

Steamboat Landing
A steamboat landing in Sanford in the 1870s. By the mid-1880s, Sanford, Florida had become a major distribution center due to the city's strategic location along Lake Monroe and the St. Johns River. Even before Florida obtained statehood, steamboats…

View of Cypress Tree Knees in Lake Monroe
Cypress trees at Lake Monroe in the 1920s. Lake Monroe is a lake that is part of the St. Johns River system in Florida and is also the eigth largest lake in the Orlando metropolitan area. Sanford is located on its northern shore and DeBary and…

St. John's River View Near Sanford, Fla.
Postcard of the St. John's River near Sanford. The St. Johns River is the longest river in Florida and is widely used both commercially and recreationally. The St. Johns begins in Indian River County and flows north all the way to Duval County, where…

Clyde Line Pier
The Clyde Line Steamboat Company Dock on Lake Monroe in 1887. The Clyde Steamship Company operated the pier until 1930.

The Clyde Line was established by Thomas Clyde in 1844 and connected Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with other east coast ports. In…

Steamboat, Pier, and Waterfront
Postcard of a steamboat and pier on the Sanford Riverfront. By the mid-1880s, Sanford, Florida had become a major distribution center due to the city's strategic location along Lake Monroe and the St. Johns River. Even before Florida obtained…

Water Hyacinths
Postcard of the water hyacinths in Lake Monroe near Sanford. Lake Monroe is a lake that is part of the St. Johns River system in Florida and is also the eigth largest lake in the Orlando metropolitan area. Sanford is located on its northern shore and…

Inland Canal and River Port
Sanford's riverfront canal and port, which is the largest in Central Florida, on Lake Monroe in Sanford, Florida. Lake Monroe is a lake that is part of the St. Johns River system in Florida and is also the eigth largest lake in the Orlando…

People Fishing on Lake Monroe
Postcard of people fishing along Lake Monroe in Sanford, Florida. Lake Monroe is a lake that is part of the St. Johns River system in Florida and is also the eighth largest lake in the Orlando metropolitan area. Sanford is located on its northern…

Approaching Sanford Along Lake Monroe
Seminole Boulevard on the west edge of Sanford along Lake Monroe. Seminole Boulevard is the part of U.S. Highway 17 that runs along the coast of Lake Monroe in Sanford, Florida.

U.S. Highway 17 begins in Punta Gorda, briefly runs east, and then…

Steamboat Landing
A steamboat landing in Sanford in 1908. By the mid-1880s, Sanford, Florida had become a major distribution center due to the city's strategic location along Lake Monroe and the St. Johns River. Even before Florida obtained statehood, steamboats…

Aerial View of Downtown Sanford on the St. John's River
Downtown Sanford in the 1940s, including Memorial Park, City Hall, and the Municipal Zoo, just after being relocated from its original location. Veterans Memorial Park in Sanford, Florida. The bandshell is part of the original park design and…

Paddle Steamer 'City of Jacksonville' at the Dock
The DeBary Merchant Line dock and the City of Jacksonville steamboat in the 19th century. The dock was bought out by the Clyde Steamboat Company in 1889. The Clyde Line was established by Thomas Clyde in 1844 and connected Philadelphia, Pennsylvania…

Steamboat 'Clara' Sailing Past a Dock on Lake Monroe
Photograph of the Clara steamboat on Lake Monroe in the early twentieth century. By the mid-1880s, Sanford, Florida had become a major distribution center due to the city's strategic location along Lake Monroe and the St. Johns River. Even before…

Steamship at the South Florida Railroad Company Pier
A steamship at the South Florida Railroad Company pier, which was built in 1880. The Lake Monroe and Orlando Railroad was organized in 1875. The charter planned to constructed a railroad from the St. Johns River port in Sanford south to Orlando. On…

View of Pier and Waterfront from the St. John's River
The pier and riverfront in Sanford along the St. John's River. The present-day Sanford area was originally inhabited by the Mayaca/Joroco natives by the time Europeans arrived. The tribe was decimated by war and disease by 1760 and was replaced by…

Bird's Eye View of Drawing of the City
Sanford riverfront around 1907. The present-day Sanford area was originally inhabited by the Mayaca/Joroco natives by the time Europeans arrived. The tribe was decimated by war and disease by 1760 and was replaced by the Seminole Indians. In 1821,…

View of Bridge and Palm Trees
The bridge and palm trees on Lake Monroe in 1913. Lake Monroe is a lake that is part of the St. Johns River system in Florida and is also the eigth largest lake in the Orlando metropolitan area. Sanford is located on its northern shore and DeBary and…

View of Wharf in Lake Monroe
The wharf in Lake Monroe in the 1890s. Lake Monroe is a lake that is part of the St. Johns River system in Florida and is also the eigth largest lake in the Orlando metropolitan area. Sanford is located on its northern shore and DeBary and Deltona…

Celery Growing, City of Jacksonville Steamboat in the Background
Postcard of a celery farm along the riverfront with the City of Jacksonville steamboat in the background. The origins of Sanford's connection to celery farming began on December 26, 1894, when a freeze damaged the area's citrus groves. They began to…

Bandshell on Lake Monroe - Sanford, Fla.
The Veterans Memorial Park bandshell on Lake Monroe during the 1950s. Veterans Memorial Park, located at 110 East Seminole Boulevard in Sanford, Florida, was built in 1925 and included a bandshell. A flagpole and fountain were dedicated in memory of…

City of Sanford Before the Great Fire of 1887
The City of Sanford riverfront in the 1880s, just before the Great Fire of 1887. The present-day Sanford, Florida, area was originally inhabited by the Mayaca and Joroco tribes by the time Europeans arrived. The tribe was decimated by war and disease…

Palmetto Avenue, 1882
The docks at Palmetto Avenue in Sanford, Florida, in 1882. Sanford's telegraph office and Henry Shelton Sanford's company store are located at the base of Palmetto Avenue. Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891) was an American diplomat, lawyer, and…

City of Sanford After the Great Fire of 1887
The City of Stanford in the 1890s, after the Great Fire of 1887. The present-day Sanford, Florida, area was originally inhabited by the Mayaca and Joroco tribes by the time Europeans arrived. The tribe was decimated by war and disease by 1760 and was…

City of Sanford Steamboat
The City of Sanford steamboat near Sanford, Florida. The steamboat was constructed by the Thompson & Clyde Shipyard in Jacksonville. On November 24, 1880, The City of Sanford was launched. The steamboat travedl between Sanford and Jacksonville…

Downtown Sanford, 1952
Downtown Sanford, Florida, in 1952. The present-day Sanford, Florida, area was originally inhabited by the Mayaca and Joroco tribes by the time Europeans arrived. The tribe was decimated by war and disease by 1760 and was replaced by the Seminole…

Downtown Sanford
Downtown Sanford in the late 1950s or early 1960s. The present-day Sanford, Florida, area was originally inhabited by the Mayaca and Joroco tribes by the time Europeans arrived. The tribe was decimated by war and disease by 1760 and was replaced by…

Last Barge to Dock at the Standard Oil Terminal on Lake Monroe Before Its Scheduled Closing This Saturday was Seen Today
Newspaper article about the last barge docked on the Standard Oil Terminal along Lake Monroe in Sanford, Florida. The terminal opened in 1931 and closed in 1969.

The present-day Sanford, Florida, area was originally inhabited by the Mayaca and…

Sanford Riverfront, 2011
The Riverfront in Sanford, Florida. 2011. The present-day Sanford, Florida, area was originally inhabited by the Mayaca and Joroco tribes by the time Europeans arrived. The tribe was decimated by war and disease by 1760 and was replaced by the…

North From Verandah
Sanford's Riverfront from a north view during the 19th century, with a steamship pictured in the background. The present-day Sanford, Florida, area was originally inhabited by the Mayaca and Joroco tribes by the time Europeans arrived. The tribe was…

Sanford Hits Roadblock with RiverWalk Project: The City Must Choose a New Contractor for the Downtown Upgrade, Stalling Work for Weeks
A newspaper article about the withdrawal of the contractor selected to construct Sanford's RiverWalk Project. In 2002, the City of Sanford made plans for the RiverWalk project, which would entail the construction of a walkway along the shores of Lake…

Sanford Lakefront
Sanford's riverfront in the late 1950s. Pictured is a gasoline tank and farm, which has since been replaced by Sailpointe Apartments at 401 West Seminole Boulevard.

The present-day Sanford, Florida, area was originally inhabited by the Mayaca and…

Sanford OKs Less-Costly RiverWalk: Making Some Changes in Engineering and Aesthetics Cut the Price to $10.2 Million
A newspaper article on Sanford's contract with Wharton Smith, Inc. to construct the RiverWalk Project. In 2002, the City of Sanford made plans for the RiverWalk project, which would entail the construction of a walkway along the shores of Lake…

Waterfront View of Seminole Boulevard
Waterfront view of Seminole Boulevard in Sanford, Florida in the 1990s. In 2002, the City of Sanford made plans for the RiverWalk project, which would entail the construction of a walkway along the shores of Lake Monroe. On July 22, 2002, city…

Dublin Core

Title

Sanford Riverfront Collection

Alternative Title

Riverfront Collection

Subject

Sanford (Fla.)
Lake Monroe (Seminole County and Volusia County, Fla.)
Riverfronts
Waterfronts--Florida

Description

The Sanford Riverfront Collection consists of images depicting the history and significance of Lake Monroe and the St. Johns River to the City of Sanford, Florida. The waterways that surround Sanford have provided transportation, commerce, defense, and leisure activities for the city's citizens and visitors since its creation in 1877.

Is Part Of

Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Language

eng

Type

Collection

Coverage

Sanford, Florida

Curator

Marra, Katherine
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

The Seminole HeraldSanford: Our First 125 Years. [Sanford, FL]: The Herald, 2002.
Sanford Historical Society (Fla.). Sanford. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2003.

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