Sanford Avenue Streetscape Completion and Unveiling of Heritage Marker Ceremony Invitation

Dublin Core

Title

Sanford Avenue Streetscape Completion and Unveiling of Heritage Marker Ceremony Invitation

Alternative Title

Sanford Ave. Streetscape and Heritage Marker Invitation

Subject

Sanford (Fla.)
Georgetown (Sanford, Fla.)

Description

An invitation to a ceremony commemorating the completion of the Sanford Avenue Streetscape and the unveiling of several heritage markers. The unveiling of the heritage markers was held in Paulucci Park, located at the southwest corner of First Street and Palmetto Avenue in Sanford, Florida, on November 20, 2014. Patricia Ann Black (1956- ), who can be seen wearing red in the photograph, was given special thanks for Heritage Marker # 3, which featured her father, Pilgrim Black (1905-2002). Jeff Triplett, the Mayor of Sanford, can be seen standing to the right of the podium.

The ceremony was followed by a presentation of the Georgetown Pathways to History Project at the Historic Sanford Welcome Center, locate at 230 East First Street. Pathways to History is a program created by Christine Dalton, Historic Preservation Office for the City of Sanford. The programs consists of eight themed tours showcasing the history and development of Sanford. The event also included a guided tour of Sanford Avenue, which had been the subject of a $3 million streetscaping project, and a reception at the Welcome Center, hosted by the Sanford Community Redevelopment Agency. The Georgetown Pathways to History Project was developed by the Georgetown Heritage Advisory Committee with assistance from the Sanford Museum and Sanford Historical Society. Georgetown was established by the city's founder, Henry Shelton Sanford (1823-1891), as a suburb for African-American residents in the 1870s. The neighborhood spans along Sanford Avenue, with its commercial district between First Street and Fifth Street and its historic district between Seventh Street and Tenth Street. Though originally much smaller, Georgetown spanned to its present boundaries from East Second Street to Celery Avenue and from Sanford Avenue to Mellonville Avenue. Georgetown thrived at its height from circa 1880 to 1940, particularly in agriculture and transportation.

Creator

Georgetown Heritage Advisory Committee

Source

Original 2-page invitation by the Sanford Community Redevelopment Agency, 2014.

Date Created

2014

Date Issued

2014

Contributor

Department of Recreation, City of Sanford

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 2-page invitation by the Sanford Community Redevelopment Agency, 2014.

Is Part Of

Patricia Black Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

application/pdf

Extent

392 KB

Medium

2-page invitation

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Palucci Park, Sanford, Florida
Historic Sanford Welcome Center, Sanford, Florida
Georgetown, Sanford, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by the Georgetown Heritage Advisory Committee and published by the Department of Recreation of the City of Sanford.

Rights Holder

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

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

"Sanford Avenue Streetscape Completion and Unveiling of Heritage Markers." Department of Recereation, City of Sanford Government. http://www.sanfordfl.gov/index.aspx?page=20&recordid=3760.
Delinski, Rachel. "City to celebrate completion of Sanford Avenue." The Sanford Herald, November 17, 2014. http://mysanfordherald.com/view/full_story/26115431/article-City-to-celebrate-completion-of-Sanford-Avenue?instance=home_news_bullets.
Carroquino, Carmen. "Sanford Avenue reopens after $2.9 million makeover." MyFox.Orlando.com, August 18, 2014. http://www.myfoxorlando.com/story/26308142/sanford-avenue-reopens-after-29-million-makeover.
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.

Transcript

SANFORD
COMMUNITY
REDEVELOPMENT
AGENCY

Let's Celebrate!

You are invited to celebrate the completion of the Sanford Avenue Streetscape and the unveiling of Georgetown Heritage Markers on Thursday, November 20, 2014

4:30PM Univelling of Heritage Markers in Paulucci Park (Southwest corner of 1st Street and Palmetto Avenue)

5:30PM Presentation of Georgetown Pathways to History Project at the Historic Sanford Welcome Center (230 E. 1st Street)

7:00PM Guided tour of Sanford Avenue heritage marker locations, departing from the Welcome Center

All activities are free and open to the public. Food and refreshments will be provided at the Historic Sanford Welcome Center during the presentation/reception, sponsored by the Sanford Community Redevelopment Agency.

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