DeForest Grove After Freeze

Dublin Core

Title

DeForest Grove After Freeze

Alternative Title

DeForest Grove After Freeze

Subject

Sanford (Fla.)
Citrus--Florida
Agriculture--Florida
Freezes (Meteorology)--Florida

Description

The DeForest Grove after the freeze of 1895. Henry L. DeForest (1857-1902) was born in Derby, Connecticut, and knew Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891) since childhood. In 1870, DeForest came to Florida seeking better health in the warmer climate. He became Sanford's agent and helped carry out the work of establishing Sanford. He managed the contracted workers for Sanford's groves, especially the contracted Swedes that Sanford brought over in 1871. By the 1880s, he had married Anna M. Sperry, also from Derby, and had become an established businessman and grove owner in Sanford. He built his general store in 1887, which was the second oldest brick building in Downtown Sanford. His general store was the building where the historic September 1887 fire stopped. DeForest built other commercial buildings in downtown. His home, known as "The Palms," was located at 105 Aldean Drive and still stands today.

Source

Original 7.25 x 4.25 inch black and white photograph: box 1, folder 3, DeForest Collection, Sanford Museum, Sanford, Florida.

Publisher

Ensminger Brothers Photography

Date Created

ca. 1895-1905

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of 7.25 x 4.25 inch original black and white photograph.

Is Part Of

Box 1, folder 3, DeForest Collection, Sanford Museum, Sanford, Florida.
Henry L. DeForest Collection, Sanford Collection,, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

166 KB

Medium

7.25 x 4.25 inch black and white photographic print

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

DeForest Grove, Sanford, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally published by Ensminger Brothers Photography.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Sanford Museum and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Hazen, Kendra
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

Fry, Joseph A. Henry S. Sanford: Diplomacy and Business in Nineteenth-Century America. Reno, Nev: University of Nevada Press, 1982.
Molloy, Leo T. Henry Shelton Sanford: (1823-1891). Derby, Connecticut: Valley Historical Research Committee, 2009.
Sanford Historical Society (Fla.). Sanford. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2003.

Transcript

DEFOREST GROVE.
417.

Ensminger
SANFORD, FLA.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 black and white photograph

Physical Dimensions

7.25 x 4.25 inches

Locations

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