Historic Lakefront Building to Be Demolished: Deteriorated Log Cabin is Too Dangerous to Save

Dublin Core

Title

Historic Lakefront Building to Be Demolished: Deteriorated Log Cabin is Too Dangerous to Save

Alternative Title

Historic Lakefront Building to Be Demolished

Subject

Sanford (Fla.)
Buildings--Florida
American Legion
Veterans of Foreign Wars (U.S.)
Demolition

Description

This is a newspaper article describing the planned demolition of the an historic log cabin-style building located at 300 Seminole Boulevard in Sanford, Florida. The log cabin was originally used as the American Legion Campbell-Lossing Post 53, which received the property from the City of Sanford during the Armistice Day celebrations on November 11, 1924. Mayor Forrest Lake dedicated the structure to the "future generations who would be better off because of the work of the American Legion." The cabin was constructed through private donations from local citizens and businesses, such as the Hill Lumber Company. A cannon from World War I was placed in front of the building on January 17, 1936, but the cannon was dismantled for scrap metal during World War II. The Sanford Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States acquired the building in 1973 and the American Legion moved to 3506 South Orlando Drive and later to 2874 South Sanford Avenue. Due to deterioration and poor conditions, inspector Gary Winn recommended demolition, which was approved by City Manager Bill Simmons.

The American Legion is a social veterans' organization for former and current members of the United States Armed Forces. The organization was chartered by the United States Congress on September 16, 1919, following World War I. The American Legion has been active in influencing political and social change, such as the founding of the U.S. Veterans Bureau, which was the forerunner of the Veterans Administration and later the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA); efforts to pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting the physical desecration of the American flag; the creation of the American Legion Baseball program; the passing of the Servicemen's Readjustment Act, commonly known as the GI Bill of Rights; contributing to the launch of the National Association for Mental Health; sponsorship of an independent study on the effects of the exposure of Agent Orange, a herbicidal weapon, on veterans of the Vietnam War; as well as many other activities and achievements.

Creator

Pfeifauf, Nick

Source

Photocopy of original newspaper article: Pfeifauf, Nick. "Historic Lakefront Building to Be Demolished: Deteriorated Log Cabin is Too Dangerous to Save." The Sanford Herald, January 24, 1996: Private Collection of Luticia "Tish" Lee.

Publisher

Date Created

ca. 1996-01-24

Date Copyrighted

1996-01-24

Date Issued

1996-01-24

Contributor

Lee, Luticia "Tish"

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of photocopied newspaper article: Pfeifauf, Nick. "Historic Lakefront Building to Be Demolished: Deteriorated Log Cabin is Too Dangerous to Save." The Sanford Herald, January 24, 1996.

Is Part Of

Celery Soup: Florida’s Folk Life Play Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

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269 KB

Medium

1 newspaper article

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

American Legion Campbell-Lossing Post 53, Sanford, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Nick Pfeifauf and published by The Sanford Herald.

Rights Holder

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

Contributing Project

Dr. Scot French's "Tools in Digital History Seminar," Fall 2013

Curator

Snow, Paul
Orleman, Andrew

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Luticia "Tish" Gormley Lee

External Reference

"American Legion Campbell-Lossing Post 53." American Legion Campbell-Lossing Post 53. http://www.americanlegionpost53florida.com/.
"History." The American Legion. http://www.legion.org/history.
American Legion. The American Legion. Indianapolis, Ind: American Legion, 1981.
"Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Department Florida." Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Department Florida. http://myfloridavfw.org/.
"Veterans of Foreign Wars." Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. http://www.vfw.org/.

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