314-316 South Sanford Avenue



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314-316 South Sanford Avenue

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314-316 S. Sanford Ave.


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


The lots located at 314-316 South Sanford Avenue in Georgetown, an historic African-American neighborhood in Sanford, Florida. The earliest known occupant of Suite 314 an African-American resident named A. Brooks in 1911. By 1917, D.C. Brock, a black businessman, resided at this location. Brock had previously been listed as resident at 321 South Sanford Avenue in 1911. By 1924, he had been operating his tailoring business from this address. Brock later moved to 612 South Sanford Avenue and in 1946, allowed black baseball players, including Jackie Robinson, to stay at in his home. In 1926, Abraham Oeovitz's dry goods store was listed at 314 South Sanford Avenue.

African-American resident Jere Jackson was the first known occupant of Suite 316 in 1911. In 1917, O. H. Gramling, a black businessman, resided at this location and later ran his restaurant 318 South Sanford Avenue in 1924. From approximately 1924 to 1926, Harry Bandel operated his clothing shop here. Eaverly's Drug Store, another African-American-owned business, was listed at this address in 1947 and Stapler Pharmacy was open here from approximately 1952 to 1965. At the time that this photograph was taken in January 2012, Suites 314-316 were vacant with no building.


Rock, Adam


Original color digital image 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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Originally created by Adam Rock and published by RICHES of Central Florida.

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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.
Sanford, Florida City Directory, 1965. Sanford, Florida: R.L. Polk &a Company, 1965.
Owens, Darryl E. "'42' reminds us Sanford, U.S. haven't crossed home on race." The Orlando Sentinel, April 14, 2013. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2013-04-14/news/os-darryl-owens-jackie-robinson-sanford-20130414_1_jackie-robinson-d-c-brock-sanford-avenue.

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Rock, Adam. “314-316 South Sanford Avenue.” RICHES of Central Florida accessed November 30, 2023, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/3684.



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