313-317 South Sanford Avenue

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Title

313-317 South Sanford Avenue

Alternative Title

313-317 S. Sanford Ave.

Subject

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

Description

The lots located at 313-317 South Sanford Avenue in Georgetown, an historic African-American neighborhood in Sanford, Florida. The earliest known occupant of Suite 313 was an African-American resident named Burton Williams in 1911. The Diamond Place was listed at this address in 1917 and Thomas Mosley, a black grocer, operated his store here in 1924. The lot was listed as vacant in 1926 and again in 1947. In 1952, Irma Gibson, another black business owner, ran her restaurant at this location.

The black business called C.W. & A. Blanding was the first known occupant of Suite 315 in 1911. From approximately 1917 to 1924, Z. J. Jerry, another black resident, was listed at this address and the Peoples Drug Store, an African-American business, was located in Suite 317. The Peoples Drug Store had moved to Suites 315 by 1926 and Jerry's residence was listed at 315 1/2 South Sanford Avenue. By that same year, Sanford Garage, another black-owned business, had moved to Suite 317 from 319 South Sanford Avenue. By 1947, Jerry was running a business as a druggist from Suite 315; however, Suites 315-317 were vacated by 1952. At the time that this photograph was taken in January 2012, Suites 313-317 were vacant with no building.

Creator

Rock, Adam

Source

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

Date Created

2012-01-23

Is Part Of

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

Format

image/jpg

Extent

314 KB

Medium

1 color digital image

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Georgetown, Sanford, Florida

Accrual Method

Item Creation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

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

Contributing Project

Curator

Cepero, Laura
Rock, Adam

Digital Collection

Source Repository

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 & 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.

Transcript

SANFORD
FRESH MEAT

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1 color digital image

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