501-503 South Sanford Avenue

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501-503 South Sanford Avenue

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501-503 S. Sanford Avenue


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


The lots located at 501-503 South Sanford Avenue in Georgetown, an historic African-American neighborhood in Sanford, Florida. The earliest known residents of Suites 501 were two African Americans: W. M. Walker in 1911 and Rachel Tayes in 1924. In 1926, Caldwell Furniture Company Inc. was listed at this address. Two grocers ran their grocery stores from this location: James A. Williams in 1947 and William H. Harrell in 1952. Sanford Ave. Pool Room was located at this address from approximately 1965 to 1975.

The earliest known residents of Suite 503 were also all African Americans: J. R. Neal in 1911, Louis Rivers in 1917, and Ernest Clayton in 1924. In 1926, R. L. Hill was running his grocery store from this location. This address was listed as vacant from approximately 1947 to 1952. Two cafes were later located in this suite: Janette's Café in 1965 and Sanford Café in 1975. At the time that this photograph was taken in January 2012, both suites were vacant.


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 & 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.
Sanford, Florida City Directory, 1975. Sanford, Florida: R.L. Polk & Company, 1975.

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