417-419 South Sanford Avenue

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Title

417-419 South Sanford Avenue

Alternative Title

417-419 S. Sanford Ave.

Subject

Sanford (Fla.)
Georgetown (Sanford, Fla.)

Description

The lot located at 417-419 South Sanford Avenue in Georgetown, an historic African-American neighborhood in Sanford, Florida. The earliest known occupant of this lot was D. O. Brown, who resided there in 1917. Mrs. S. L. Brown operated her meat business here from approximately 1924 to 1926. Stokes Fish Market, which included Suite 419 and operated by C. Brown, was located here from approximately 1947 to 1975.

N. B. Baker was the first known resident of Suite 419 in 1917. This address was occupied by Goble's Supply Company Ladies' Wear in 1926, Lenon Solomon's restaurant in 1947, and Don's Market in 1952. By 1965, Stokes Fish Market had expanded to include Suites 417-419. Despite its closing, the painted signs on the sides of the building have remained as a landmark. Kathy Hull has lead a project with the Sanford Historic Trust to preserve the signs. During the 2008 presidential campaign, the site was used as a campaign office for Barack Obama and Joe Biden. At the time that this photograph was taken in January 2012, both suites were unoccupied.

Creator

Rock, Adam

Source

Original color digital images 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

245 MB
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Medium

6 color digital images

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Georgetown, Sanford, Florida

Accrual Method

Item Creation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government 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

"Stokes Fish Market Sign." Sanford Historic Trust. http://www.sanfordhistorictrust.org/projects/stokes-fish-market-sign/.
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, 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 &a 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.
Sanford, Florida City Directory, 1975. Sanford, Florida: R.L. Polk & Company, 1975.

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S2K[?]
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COMMERCIAL
SALES OR LEASE
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LANDMARK
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WHOLESALE
RETAIL
OCEAN
SPECIALTIES
STOKES
FISH Market

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6 color digital images

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