Northwest Rooftop View of the Hester-Shephard Block

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Title

Northwest Rooftop View of the Hester-Shephard Block

Alternative Title

Hester-Shephard Block

Subject

Sanford (Fla.)
Fire department--Florida

Description

A rooftop view of the Hester-Shephard block, located at 109 South Palmetto Avenue in Sanford, Florida. The block was named after M. K. Hester and Samuel W. Shepard. The three-story building was constructed after the September 1887 fire. From 1890 to 1974, the building housed the city's first fire station. The building also housed Sanford City Hall, the police station, and the jail. In 1923, Seminole County's only legal hanging occurred behind the building. In 1928, the top floor was condemned and removed. From the 1970s to the 1990s, Sanford Dry Cleaners was located there, until it was renovated as a private residence.

Source

Original 7 x 5 inch black and white photograph: Vincent Collection, Sanford Museum, Sanford, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1900

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 7 x 5 inch black and white photograph.

Is Part Of

Vincent Collection, Sanford Museum, Sanford, Florida.
Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

114 KB

Medium

7 x 5 inch black and white photograph

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Hester-Shephard Block, Sanford, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher
Geography Teacher

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

Sanford Historical Society, Inc. Sanford. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2003.
"Downtown Orlando Historic District Walking Tour." City of Orlando. http://sanfordhistory.tripod.com/Links/wtour.pdf.

Transcript

N.W. from Hester + Shepher Block Sanford, Fla.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 black and white photograph

Physical Dimensions

7 x 5 inches

Locations

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