Seminole High School Postcard

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Seminole High School Postcard

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Seminole High School Postcard


Sanford (Fla.)
High schools--Florida


Postcard showing Seminole High School in Sanford, Florida. Although the postcard is not dated, it likey pictures the school either at its location on French Avenue or its currenty location on Ridgewood Avenue.

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 black and white postcard: Private Collection of Walter Smith.

Date Created

ca. 1927-1991

Date Modified



Smith, Walter

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white postcard.

Is Part Of

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

Is Referenced By

Smith, Walter. Interviewed by John Settle. UCF Public History Center, HAR 1063392P. March 2, 2013. Audio/video record available. UCF Public History Center, Sanford, Florida.




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1 black and white postcard




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Seminole High School, Sanford, Florida
Seminole High School, Sanford, Florida

Spatial Coverage

28.79645, -81.27456
28.780684, -81.283337

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History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Walter Smith and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

UCF Public History Center History Harvest, Spring 2013


Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

<a href="" target="_blank"> RICHES MI</a>

Source Repository

Private Collection of Walter Smith

External Reference

Sanford Historical Society (Fla.). Sanford. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2003.
"Sanford Middle School." Sanford Middle School, Seminole County Public Schools.
"Seminole High School." Seminole High School, Seminole County Public Schools.


S-3--Seminole High School, Sanford, Fla.

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1 black and white postcard



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