Sanford Municipal Airport, Sanford, Florida: Showing Proposed Drainage

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Title

Sanford Municipal Airport, Sanford, Florida: Showing Proposed Drainage

Alternative Title

Sanford Municipal Airport Drainage

Subject

Sanford (Fla.)
Airports--Florida
Maps--Illustrations
Drainage--Florida

Description

Proposed drainage plans proposed by Sanford's City Engineer, Fred T. Williams, for the Sanford Municipal Airport. This map was drawn on December 4, 1933. The municipal fields were selected for the site for a naval aviation training facility during World War II.

The Naval Air Station (NAS) Sanford was commissioned on November 3, 1942, as a naval aviation training facility during World War II. The Navy continued to train pilots at NAS Sanford throughout the Korean War and Vietnam War. NAS Sanford was temporarily decommissioned after World War II in 1946, and decommissioned again in 1950 when it was the Naval Auxiliary Air Station (NAAS) Sanford, due to the outbreak of the Korean War and the ongoing Cold War. Soon afterward, the station was renamed NAS Sanford and redesigned as a full naval air station. On February 6, 1959, NAS Sanford was dedicated as Ramey Field in honor of Lieutenant Commander Robert W. Ramey. In 1968, due to lack of funding caused by the Vietnam War, Congress directed the closure of NAS Sanford.

The City of Sanford assumed authority over the former NAS Sanford facility the year after it closed and renamed it the Sanford Airport, which was managed by Commander J. S. "Red" Cleveland. The airport underwent various name changes over the next several decades: Sanford Regional Airport, Central Florida Regional Airport, Orlando Sanford Regional Airport, and its current name, Orlando-Sanford International Airport. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, several Naval buildings were demolished and new buildings were constructed.

Source

Original 17.25 x 13.25 inch drawing, December 4, 1933: "Sanford Municipal Airport, Sanford, Florida: Showing Proposed Drainage." Sanford, Florida: Sanford Museum, Sanford, Florida.

Date Created

1933-12-04

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 17.25 x 13.25 inch drawing, December 4, 1933: "Sanford Municipal Airport, Sanford, Florida: Showing Proposed Drainage." Sanford, Florida

Is Part Of

Sanford Museum, Sanford, Florida.
Naval Air Station Sanford Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

140 KB

Medium

17.25 x 13.25 inch drawing

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Sanford Municipal Airport, Sanford, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

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Rights Holder

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

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

Metzger, Lewis W. From Celery City to Navy Town: The Impact of Naval Air Station Sanford during World War II. Orlando, Fla: University of Central Florida, 2010.
"Naval Air Station Sanford Memorial." Sanford Airport Memorial Committee. http://www.nassanfordmemorial.com/home.htm.
Shettle, M. L. United States Naval Air Stations of World War II. Bowersville, GA: Schaertel Pub. Co, 1995.

Transcript

SANFORD MUNICIPAL AIRPORT
SANFORD, FLORIDA
SHOWING PROPOSED DRAINAGE
-----------UNDER C.W.A.----------

Beacon

SILVER LAKE ROAD

SANFORD AVENUE

Drain the 40 ft. centers

ATLANTIC COAST LIKE RAILROAD

ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

Pond
Pond

Drain the 40 ft. centers

Uncleared

GAS STATION
CITY HANGER

Ditch Pond

HANGER

Pond
Ditch

Natural
Water course[?

S.W. Cor.

December 4th 1933

Fred T. Williams
City Engineer
Sanford, Fla.

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Original Format

1 drawing

Physical Dimensions

17.25 x 13.25 inch

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