Sanford High School Classroom



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Sanford High School Classroom

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Sanford High Classroom


Sanford (Fla.)
High schools--Florida


A classroom at Sanford High School's second campusl, located at the corner of East Ninth Street and South Palmetto Avenue in Sanford, Florida. Although the image is undated, it was likely taken sometime between 1911 and 1927. The backside of the photograph includes a postal stamp with the name of R. W. Deane, most likely the printer, and his/her address: 810 East Twenty-Fifth Street.

Sanford High School was originally established at 301 West Seventh Street in 1902. The building was designed by W. G. Talley in the Romanesque revival style. Due to an increasing student population, a new school building was constructed on Sanford Avenue in 1911. The original building on Seventh Street served as Westside Grammar Elementary School, which was later renamed Sanford Grammar School. In 1984, the building was placed on the National Registry of Historic Places and converted into the Student Museum. The building reopened as the University of Central Florida's Public History Center in 2012. In 1927, a high school campus was designed by Elton J. Moughton in the Mediterranean revival style and constructed at 1700 French Avenue. The school reopened on January 10 and was renamed Seminole High School. In 1960, the high school moved to a new campus at 2701 Ridgewood Avenue and the former building on French Avenue was converted to Sanford Junior High School, which was later renamed Sanford Middle School. The old building was demolished in the summer of 1991 and replaced by a $5.77 million school complex. As of 2013, Seminole High School offers various Advanced Placement courses, the Academy for Health Careers, and the International Baccalaureate Programme for students.


Original 8 x 10 inch black and white photograph: Sanford High School Collection, box 3A, Sanford High School Students folder, item SCPS00486, Public History Center, Sanford, Florida.


Deane, R. W.

Date Created

ca. 1911-1926

Is Format Of

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

Is Part Of

Sanford High School Collection, box 3A, Sanford High School Students folder, Public History Center, Sanford, Florida.
Seminole County Public Schools 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 inch black and white photograph




Still Image


Sanford High School, Sanford, Florida

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History Teacher


Originally printed by R. W. Deane.

Rights Holder

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

Contributing Project


Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"Seminole High School." Seminole High School, Seminole County Public Schools.
Sanford Historical Society (Fla.). Sanford. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2003.

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Original Format

1 black and white photograph

Physical Dimensions

8 x 10 inches


“Sanford High School Classroom.” RICHES of Central Florida accessed December 2, 2023,



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