506-510 South Sanford Avenue


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506-510 South Sanford Avenue

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506-510 S. Sanford Avenue


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


The building located at 506-510 South Sanford Avenue in Georgetown, an historic African-American neighborhood in Sanford, Florida. The earliest known residents of Suite 506 were all African Americans: W. M. Walker in 1911, Will Burnett in 1917, and Florine Wood in 1924. Walker also had a residence at 501 South Sanford Avenue. W. E. Dunaway operated his dry goods store from this lot in 1926 and Anderson L. Brown, a black businessman, operated his barbershop here in 1947. Brown was born in Waukeenah, Florida, around 1907 and moved to Sanford in 1920. As a retiree, Brown lived at 1001 Cypress Avenue and passed away May 9, 1985. He was survived by his wife, Ernestine Hall Brown; his daughter, Ann Brown; his sister, Sennie Merchant; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. In 1952, Jack's Barber Shop occupied Suite 506, though the shop moved to 514 South Sanford Avenue by 1965.

The earliest known occupant of Suite 508 was Prince Strobart, an African-American resident who lived here in 1911. This address was listed as vacant in 1917. James Samuels resided at this location in 1924 and moved to 512 1/2 South Sanford Avenue by 1926. Blanche Chute occupied this lot in 1926 and Sam Wright operated his dry cleaning business here in 1947. Jack's Dry Cleaners, another African-American-owned business, occupied this location in 1952. Dick's Appliance Service was listed at 506-508 S. Sanford Ave. in 1965. The appliance repair shop has since moved to 441 Sand Cove Drive.

J. N. Telford, a black grocer, was the first known occupant of 510 S. Sanford Ave. in 1926. African-American businessman Segio Broomfield operated his billiards hall from this location in 1947, but the suite was vacant by 1952. Sweeney's Office Supply Warehouse was listed at Suites 506-512 in 1965. At the time that these photographs were taken in January 2012, all of these 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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Originally created by Adam Rock and published by RICHES of Central Florida.

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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.
"Anderson L. Brown, 78, 1001 Cypress Ave., Sanford, died..." The Orlando Sentinel, May 14, 1985. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1985-05-14/news/0300080247_1_grandchildren-sanford-beacon.
"History." All Souls Catholic Church. http://www.allsoulssanford.org/history.

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Rock, Adam, “506-510 South Sanford Avenue,” RICHES, accessed March 5, 2024, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/3698.