Madge Geraldine Rigney-Kinlaw at Seminole High School


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Madge Geraldine Rigney-Kinlaw at Seminole High School

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Madge Geraldine Rigney-Kinlaw


Sanford (Fla.)
High schools--Florida
High school students


Madge Geraldine Rigney-Kinlaw in front of Seminole High School in the 1940, when it was on located at 1700 French Avenue in Sanford, Florida. The building is now being used by Sanford Middle School.

Originally called Sanford High School, the school was first 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 photograph: Private Collection of Christine Kinlaw-Best.

Date Created

ca. 1940s


Kinlaw-Best, Christine

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photograph.

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

Kinlaw-Best, Christine. Interviewed by Mark Miller. UCF Public History Center, HAR 1063414P. March 2, 2013. Audio/video record available. UCF Public History Center, Sanford, Florida.




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

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History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Christine Kinlaw-Best and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

UCF Public History Center History Harvest, Spring 2013


Chaney, Robert
Miller, Mark

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Christine Kinlaw-Best

External Reference

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


Madge Geraldine-Rigney Kinlaw in front of the High School when it was on French Ave. Where Sanf. Middle School is now

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1 black and white photograph


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