House of Bread Bakery


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House of Bread Bakery

Alternative Title

House of Bread Bakery


Sanford (Fla.)
African Americans--Florida--Sanford
Georgetown (Sanford, Fla.)
Bakeries--United States


The House of Bread Bakery, located at 401 South Sanford Avenue in Sanford, Florida, in the 1920s. This four-unit building was located on the corner of South Sanford Avenue and East First Street in the historic African-American neighborhood called Georgetown.

The earliest known occupant of this lot was Sanford Ice and Cold Storage in 1887. The first known residents were W. M. Burnett in 1911 and L. W. Caldwell in 1917. Confectioner H. L. Duhart ran his business from this location in 1924. Duhart had previously resided at 403 South Sanford Avenue from approximately 1911 to 1924 and also had another residence at 318 South Sanford Avenue in 1917. By 1926, Duhart had opened a real estate business in his first residence. In that same year, Emma Rankin's restaurant was listed at Suite 401.

The House of Bread Bakery was also located here sometime in the 1920s, though it is not clear if this was before or after Rankin had opened her restaurant. H & A Department Store, opened by Herman Jacobson (d. 1989) and Arthur Jacobson, was located here from approximately 1947 to 1965. By 1952, the store had expanded to include Suites 403-405. Herman's wife, Rose E. Zauderer Jacobson (1913-2009), also became a co-owner after the two married in 1934. Rose Jacobson moved to Geneva, Florida, in 1925 and taught at Sanford Grammar School as a young adult. The couple also opened Ro-Jay's, a women's clothing store at 224 East First Street.

Suite 401 was listed as vacant by 1975. By January 2012, this building remained vacant. On March 7, 2012, Jason Turner's application for a Façade Improvement Grant was approved by the Sanford Community Redevelopment Agency for $20,000.


Photograph of bakery store in community on the site of past stores


Original 8 x 10 inch black and white photograph: Georgetown Folder, General Collection, UCF Public History Center, Sanford, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1920-1929

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 8 x 10 inch black and white photograph.

Is Part Of

Georgetown Folder, General Collection, UCF Public History Center, Sanford, Florida.
General Photographic Collection, Student Museum and UCF Public History Center Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.




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8 x 10 black and white photograph




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House of Bread Bakery, Georgetown, Sanford, Florida

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Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the UCF Public History Center and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project


Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Sanborn Map: Sanford, Florida. Sanford, Florida: Sanborn Map Company, 1887. Orange County Regional History Center, Orlando, Florida.
Sanford Community Redevelopment Agency. Sanford Community Redevelopment Agency, March 7, 2012. Sanford, FL: City of Sanford, 2012.
Flewellyn, Valada S. African Americans of Sanford. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub, 2009.
"Pathways to History - Historic Georgetown." City of Sanford.




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Original Format

1 black and white photograph

Physical Dimensions

8 x 10 inches


UCF Public History Center, “House of Bread Bakery,” RICHES, accessed July 15, 2024,