421 South Sanford Avenue

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Title

421 South Sanford Avenue

Alternative Title

421 S. Sanford Ave.

Subject

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

Description

The lot located at 421 South Sanford Avenue in Georgetown, an historic African-American neighborhood in Sanford, Florida. The earliest known residents of this lot were all African Americans: Berry M. Gardner from approximately 1911 to 1917, E. D. Mathews in 1924, and David White in 1926. At the time that this photograph was taken in January 2012, the lot was vacant with no building.

Stokes Fish Market, located next door at 417-419 South Sanford Avenue, can also been seen in this photograph. The fish market was operated by C. Brown from approximately 1947 to 1975. Stokes Fish Market was originally located in Suite 417 around 1947 and had expanded into Suite 419 by 1965. Despite its closing, the painted signs on the sides of the building have remained as a landmark. Kathy Hull has led 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.

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

293 MB

Medium

1 color digital image

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

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.

Transcript

WHOLESALE
RETAIL
OCEAN
SPECIALTIES
STOKES
FISH Market

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1 color digital image

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