State Farmer's Market Destroyed by Fire
Destroyed State Farmers' Market
The Sanford State Farmers' Market after being destroyed by fire in 1957. The Sanford State Farmers' Market was founded in 1934 in order to provide a central location in which farmers would sell their produce directly to consumers. The idea for the Sanford State Farmers' Market was devised by Fred Dorner and Gus Schmach, both members of the Seminole Agricultural Club. Sanford Chamber of Commerce president Harry Papworth also contributed to the development of the market. The Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) authorized construction plans on June 11, 1934. On June 20, 1934, the City of Sanford donated a portion of the Alex V. French properties to the State Marketing Board, which selected the northwest corner of French Avenue and Thirteenth Street. The board approved the installation of telegraph and telephone equipment, as well as a three-pump filling station. The Sanford State Farmer's Market opened on December 18, 1934. By 1939, the Farmers' Market was bringing a total volume of business of $627,065.81. In 1941, business volume reached over $700,000. On April 4, 1957, a fire destroyed the building and caused damages estimated at $2.5 million. Reconstruction began almost immediately and the Farmers' Market was expected to re-open by the fall of 1957. In 1991, plans were created to restore, preserve, and convert the citrus packing house into a museum.
Original 3 x 5 inch black and white photonegative, April 4, 1957: Prints Collection, call number PR09755, Florida Photographic Collection, State Library and Archives of Florida, Tallahassee, Florida.
Is Format Of
Digital reproduction of original 3 x 5 inch black and white photonegative on Florida Memory Project: Prints Collection, call number PR09755, Florida Photographic Collection, State Library and Archives of Florida. http://floridamemory.com/items/show/8210.
Is Part Of
Print Collection, Florida Photographic Collection, State Library and Archives of Florida, Tallahassee, Florida.
Sanford State Farmers' Market Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
3 x 5 inch black and white photonegative
Audience Education Level
SS.K.A.1.2; SS.1.A.1.1; SS.2.A.1.1; SS.3.A.1.1; SS.3.A.1.2; SS.4.A.1.1; SS.4.A.6.1; S.4.A.7.2; SS.4.E.1.1; SS.4.E.1.2; SS.5.A.1.1; SS.6.W.1.3; SS.8.A.1.2; SS.8.A.1.5; SS.8.A.3.16; SS.8.A.4.17; SS.912.A.1.2; SS.912.A.1.4; SS.912.A.3.13; SS.912.A.4.11; SS.912.A.5.11; SS.912.A.5.12; SS.912.A.6.15; SS.912.A.7.17; SS.912.W.1.3
Sanford Historical Society (Fla.). Sanford. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2003.
"Sanford: a Brief History." City of Sanford Florida. http://www.sanfordfl.gov/index.aspx?page=48.
Lewis, L.H. Florida State Farmers' Markets. Tallahassee, Florida: State of Florida Department of Agriculture, 1955. http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00015016.
Bishop, Katherine. Sanford Now and Then: An Official Project of the Greater Sanford Chamber of Commerce, Commemorating the Incorporating of the City of Sanford, 1877. 1976.
Florida. Florida State Farmers Markets: ... Annual Report. Jacksonville, Fla: Board, 1945-, 1945.
Sheffield, Glenn. "Sanford State Farmers' Market." The Historical Marker Database. http://www.hmdb.org/Marker.asp?Marker=52232.
External Reference Title
Sanford Now and Then: An Official Project of the Greater Sanford Chamber of Commerce, Commemorating the Incorporating of the City of Sanford, 1877
SANFORD FRUIT CO.
Still Image Item Type Metadata
1 black and white photonegative
3 x 5 inch