Farmers' Club Lauded for its Recent Success: Trade Body Directors Unanimous in Vote of Congratulation

Dublin Core

Title

Farmers' Club Lauded for its Recent Success: Trade Body Directors Unanimous in Vote of Congratulation

Alternative Title

Farmers' Club Lauded for its Recent Success

Subject

Sanford (Fla.)
Agriculture--Florida
Agricultural clubs
Farmers' markets--Florida
Farming
Farmers--Southern States
Chambers of commerce
Zoos--Florida
Aquariums

Description

A newspaper article about the congratulations afforded to the Seminole Agricultural Club from the Board of Directors of the Seminole County Chamber of Commerce for successfully lobbying to bring the Florida State Farmers' Wholesale Distributing Market to Sanford, Florida. The Chamber of Commerce predicted that the new farmers' market would turn Sanford into a hub for vegetable, fruit, and poultry production, and would also create steady, year-round jobs for many. The Chamber of Commerce also discussed approved plans for a $6,000 aquarium and zoo enlargement program submitted by the Special Zoo Committee. According to the article, the aquarium was to be designed by F. J. Moughton and erected in the rustic design using cypress.

The idea for the Sanford State Farmers' Market was devised by Fred Dorner and Gus Schmach, both members of the Seminole Agricultural Club. The Sanford Chamber of Commerce president Harry Papworth also contributed to the development of the market. The Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) authorized construction plans on June 11, 1934. On June 20, 1934, the City of Sanford donated a portion of the Alex V. French properties to the Florida State Marketing Board, which selected the northwest corner of French Avenue and Thirteenth Street. The board approved the installation of telegraph and telephone equipment, as well as a three-pump filling station. The Sanford State Farmer's Market opened on December 18, 1934. By 1939, the Farmers' Market was bringing a total volume of business of $627,065.81. In 1941, business volume reached over $700,000. On April 4, 1957, a fire destroyed the building and caused damages estimated at $2.5 million. Reconstruction began almost immediately and the Farmers' Market was expected to re-open by the fall of 1957. In 1991, plans were created to restore, preserve, and convert the citrus packing house into a museum.

Source

Original newspaper article: "Farmers' Club Lauded for its Recent Success: Trade Body Directors Unanimous in Vote of Congratulation." The Sanford Herald, June 13, 1934: Sanford State Farmers' Market Collection, Sanford Collection, Museum of Seminole County History, Sanford, Florida.

Publisher

Herald Printing Company

Date Created

ca. 1934-06-13

Date Copyrighted

1934-06-13

Date Issued

1934-06-13

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction photocopied newspaper article: "Farmers' Club Lauded for its Recent Success: Trade Body Directors Unanimous in Vote of Congratulation." The Sanford Herald, June 13, 1934.

Is Part Of

Sanford State Farmers' Market Collection, Sanford Collection, Museum of Seminole County History.
Sanford State Farmers Market Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Is Referenced By

The Sanford Herald, June 13, 1934, page 1.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

200 KB

Medium

1 newspaper article

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Sanford State Farmers Market Collection, Sanford, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher

Provenance

Originally published by the The Sanford Herald.

Rights Holder

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

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Florida. Florida State Farmers Markets:...Annual Report. Jacksonville, Fla: Board, 1945-, 1945.
Lewis, L. H. Florida State Farmers' Markets. Tallahassee, Fla: State of Florida Dept. of Agriculture, 1955. http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00015016.
Sheffield, Glenn. "Sanford State Farmers' Market." The Historical Marker Database. http://www.hmdb.org/Marker.asp?Marker=52232.
Sanford Historical Society, Inc. Sanford. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2003.

Document Item Type Metadata

Text

1 newspaper article

Locations

Categories