Wilson-Eichelberger Mortuary, 2011

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Title

Wilson-Eichelberger Mortuary, 2011

Alternative Title

Wilson-Eichelberger Mortuary

Subject

Sanford (Fla.)
Georgetown (Sanford, Fla.)
Mortuaries
Funeral homes--United States

Description

Wilson-Eichelberger Mortuary, located at 1100 Pine Avenue, in 2011. The mortuary is a long-standing business within the historic African-American district of Georgetown of Sanford, Florida.

Georgetown was established by the city's founder, Henry Shelton Sanford, as a suburb for African-American residents in the 1870s. The neighborhood spans along Sanford Avenue, with its commercial district between First Street and Fifth Street and its historic district between Seventh Street and Tenth Street. Though originally much smaller, Georgetown spanned to its present boundaries from East Second Street to Celery Avenue and from Sanford Avenue to Mellonville Avenue. Georgetown thrived at its height from circa 1880 to 1940, particularly in agriculture and transportation.

Creator

Firpo, Julio R.

Source

Original color digital image by Julio R. Firpo, April 26, 2011.

Date Created

2011-04-26

Is Part Of

Georgetown Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

2.6 MB

Medium

1 color digital image

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Wilson-Eichelberger Mortuary, Georgetown, Sanford, Florida

Accrual Method

Item Creation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Julio R. Firpo and published by RICHES of Central Florida.

Contributing Project

Curator

Firpo, Julio R.

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

Flewellyn, Valada Parker, and the Sanford Historical Society. African Americans of Sanford. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2009.
"Pathways to History - Historic Georgetown." City of Sanford. http://www.sanfordfl.gov/index.aspx?page=483.

Transcript

Wilson- Eichelberger Mortuary, Inc.

1110 PINE AVENUE,
SANFORD, FLORIDA 32772
PHONE 407-322-5212

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Original Format

1 color digital image

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