New Tribes Mission Finds Headquarters in Sanford
The New Tribes Mission purchased the Mayfair Inn in 1976 for $400,000. By the time the New Tribes Mission took over the building, several additional buildings had been included on the six-acre property other than the original hotel structure. While the building served as a hotel, another motel was built on the property to accomodate more tourists. To meet the needs of students and teachers of the Sanford Naval Academy, the Bernard McFadden Foundation also constructed a gymnasium and classroom building. The New Tribes Mission went through a series of renovation projects, with the intial renovation costs totaling $350,000.