Sanford High School Graduating Exercises, 1919


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Sanford High School Graduating Exercises, 1919

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Sanford High Graduating Exercises


Sanford (Fla.)
High schools--Florida


Sanford High School Class of 1919 graduation program. Graduating exercises took place on May 9th, 1919. Dr. James M. Farr (1874-1958), President of the University of Florida, gave the commencement address.

Sanford High School was originally established at 301 West Seventh Street in Sanford, Florida, in 1902. The building was designed by W. G. Talley in the Romanesque revival style. Due to an increasing student population, a new school building was constructed on Sanford Avenue in 1911. The original building on Seventh Street served as Westside Grammar Elementary School, which was later renamed Sanford Grammar School. In 1984, the building was placed on the National Registry of Historic Places and converted into the Student Museum. The building reopened as the University of Central Florida's Public History Center in 2012. In 1927, a high school campus was designed by Elton J. Moughton in the Mediterranean revival style and constructed at 1700 French Avenue. The school reopened on January 10 and was renamed Seminole High School. In 1960, the high school moved to a new campus at 2701 Ridgewood Avenue and the former building on French Avenue was converted to Sanford Junior High School, which was later renamed Sanford Middle School. The old building was demolished in the summer of 1991 and replaced by a $5.77 million school complex. As of 2013, Seminole High School offers various Advanced Placement courses, the Academy for Health Careers, and the International Baccalaureate Programme for students.


Original program, 1919: Sanford High School Collection, box 3A, folder Commencement & Class Day Programs, item SCPS00525, UCF Public History Center, Sanford, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1919-05

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original program, 1919.

Is Part Of

Sanford High School Collection, box 3A, folder Commencement & Class Day Programs, UCF Public History Center, Sanford, Florida.
Seminole County Public Schools Collection, Student Museum and UCF Public History Center Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.




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1 program






Sanford High School, Sanford, Florida

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History Teacher
Geography Teacher
Music Teacher

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Copyright to this resource is held by the UCF Public History Center and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project


Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"Seminole High School." Seminole High School, Seminole County Public Schools.
"Public History Center." Public History Center, University of Central Florida.
Sanford Historical Society (Fla.). Sanford. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2003.
"Student Museum." Seminole County Public Schools.

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