Sanford Grammar School Fifth Grade Class, 1921-1922


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Sanford Grammar School Fifth Grade Class, 1921-1922

Alternative Title

Sanford Grammar School Class


Sanford (Fla.)
Elementary schools--United States
Grammar schools
Fifth Grade (Education)--United States


Ruth Kanner's fifth grade class at Sanford Grammar School during the 1921-1922 school year. Clara Millen was the school principal during that year and this class would go on to be Seminole High School's graduating class of 1929.

Sanford High School was originally established at 301 West Seventh Street in 1902. The building was designed by W.G. Talley in the Romanesque revival style. Due to an increasing student population, a new school building was constructed on Sanford Avenue in 1911. The original building on Seventh Street served as Westside Grammar Elementary School, which was later renamed Sanford Grammar School. In 1984, the building was placed on the National Registry of Historic Places and converted into the Student Museum. The building reopened as the University of Central Florida's Public History Center in 2012. In 1927, a high school campus was designed by Elton J. Moughton in the Mediterranean revival style and constructed at 1700 French Avenue. The school reopened on January 10 and was renamed Seminole High School. In 1960, the high school moved to a new campus at 2701 Ridgewood Avenue and the former building on French Avenue was converted to Sanford Junior High School, which was later renamed Sanford Middle School. The old building was demolished in the summer of 1991 and replaced by a $5.77 million school complex. As of 2013, Seminole High School offers various Advanced Placement courses, the Academy for Health Careers, and the International Baccalaureate Programme for students.


Original 7.5 x 9.5 inch black and white photograph: item SM-200-564, UCF Public History Center, Sanford, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1921-1922

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 7. 5x 9.5 inch black and white photograph.

Is Part Of

UCF Public History Center, Sanford, Florida.
Seminole County Public Schools Collection, Student Museum and UCF Public History Center Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.




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7.5 x 9.5 inch black and white photograph




Still Image


Sanford Grammar School, Sanford, Florida

Spatial Coverage

28.805814, -81.270562

Temporal Coverage


Accrual Method



History Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Student Museum and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project


Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Sanford Grammar School 1902-1977. Sanford, FL: Seminole County Public School Board, 1977.
Adams, William A. "Sanford Grammar School Nomination Proposal National Register of Historic Places." May, 1984
"Public History Center." Public History Center, University of Central Florida.
Sanford Historical Society (Fla.). Sanford. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2003.
"Student Museum." Seminole County Public Schools.


Sanford Grammar School
Fifth Grade 1921-1922 (SHS Class of 1929)
Miss Ruth Kanner's Room
First row: Miss Ruth Kanner, on left, Ms. Clara Millen, Principal, far right.
Last row; third boy from left, Frankie DeBose (SM-200-564)

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 black and white photograph

Physical Dimensions

7.5 x 9.5 inch


UCF Public History Center, “Sanford Grammar School Fifth Grade Class, 1921-1922,” RICHES, accessed April 12, 2024,