211-215 South Sanford Avenue


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211-215 South Sanford Avenue

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211-215 S. Sanford Ave.


Sanford (Fla.)
African Americans--Florida
Georgetown (Sanford, Fla.)


The lots located at 211-215 South Sanford Avenue in the Georgetown, an historic African-American neighborhood in Sanford, Florida. The earliest known occupant of Suite 211 was Rosa McCain, who resided here in 1911. In 1917, George H. Kirkland was listed as the resident at this address. From approximately 1924 to 1926, Louisa Stevenson operated her restaurant from this site. These three occupants were all African Americans.

Suites 213-215 were listed together in city directories up until the 1940s. The earliest known occupant of Suites 213-215 was Asher Kanner (1885-1976), who resided here in 1911. J. W. Knight was also listed at this address that same year. Kanner, the son of Shalom Kanner, was born in Romania on March 22, 1885. He married Fannie Kanner (1888-1949) and together they had a son named Jack Kanner. From approximately 1924 to 1926, the family operated Kanner's Department Store from this location. From approximately 1947 to 1952, Kanner Asher Clothing Store was housed in Suite 213. Kanner passed away on November 22, 1976, and is buried with his wife in Ohev Shalom Cemetery. In 1947, Suite 215 was listed as vacant, but was occupied by the Ace Glass Company in 1952. Larry's New & Used Furniture Market was housed here in 1965. At the time that this photograph was taken in January 2012, the lots were vacant with no buildings.


Rock, Adam


Original color digital images by Adam Rock, January 23, 2012.

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




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Georgetown, Sanford, Florida

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Originally created by Adam Rock and published by RICHES of Central Florida.

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Cepero, Laura
Rock, Adam

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External Reference

Flewellyn, Valada S. African Americans of Sanford. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub, 2009.
"Pathways to History - Historic Georgetown." City of Sanford. http://www.sanfordfl.gov/index.aspx?page=483.
Sanford, Florida City Directory, 1911. Sanford, Florida: R.L. Polk & Company, 1911.
Sanford, Florida City Directory, 1917-1918. Jacksonville, FL: R.L. Polk &a Co., 1917.
Sanford, Florida City Directory, 1924. Sanford, Florida: R.L. Polk & Company, 1924.
Sanford, Florida City Directory, 1926. Sanford, Florida: R.L. Polk & Company, 1926.
Sanford, Florida City Directory, 1947. Sanford, Florida: R.L. Polk & Company, 1947.
Sanford, Florida City Directory, 1952. Sanford, Florida: R.L. Polk & Company, 1952.
Sanford, Florida City Directory, 1965. Sanford, Florida: R.L. Polk & Company, 1965.

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Rock, Adam, “211-215 South Sanford Avenue,” RICHES, accessed July 19, 2024, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/3676.