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Hotel Forrest Lake

Hotel Forrest Lake, Sanford, Florida

Color postcard of the Hotel Forrest Lake containing room rates.

Postcard advertising Hotel Forrest Lake, including rates of American and European plans. The construction of a lakefront hotel in Sanford was first proposed by mayor and president of Seminole County Bank, Forrest Lake. In 1925, construction of the building began. Local architect Elton J. Moughton designed the hotel. On January 4, 1926, Hotel Forrest Lake opened, but closed two years later as a result of the Florida real estate bust.

Hotel Forrest Lake

Front of the Hotel Forrest Lake.

View of Hotel Forrest Lake from San Juan Avenue. The construction of a lakefront hotel in Sanford was first proposed by mayor and president of Seminole County Bank, Forrest Lake. In 1925, construction of the building began. Local architect Elton J. Moughton designed the hotel. On January 4, 1926, Hotel Forrest Lake opened, but closed two years later as a result of the Florida real estate bust.