Final Flush

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Title

Final Flush

Alternative Title

New Tribes Mission Renovation Project

Subject

Tourism--Florida
Resorts--Florida
Hotels--Florida
Sanford (Fla.)

Description

Photograph with caption of three original toilets from the Forrest Lake Hotel. Named after the Sanford Mayor and president of Seminole County Bank, the Forrest Lake Hotel has also been known as the Mayfair Inn and was briefly occupied by the Sanford Naval Academy. In 1916, construction of the building began. Local architect Elton J. Moughton designed the hotel. In 1925, Hotel Forrest Lake opened and became a popular destination for tourists visiting Sanford. By 1929, the hotel closed after the stock market crash and the downfall of Florida's tourism and real estate boom. William E. Kirchhoff leased the building in 1934 and the hotel reopened in 1935 with the new name Mayfair Hotel. Under Kirchhoff's ownership, the Mayfair Hotel became known as one of the finest hotels in the South. Kirchhoff sold the hotel in 1948 to Horace Stoneham, owner of the New York Giants. Stoneham then sold the building to the Bernard McFadden Foundation who later sold it to the New Tribes Mission. The New Tribes Mission's goal is to reach tribes who have no access to the Gospel through translated publications and missionary work.

Abstract

Caption: "With all the official who have spent time at the old Mayfair Hotel in Sanford over the years, you might say this photo could represent "the seat of our government." Then again, with the New York Giants, (Early Wynn, Jackie Robinson, Willy Mayrs, Babe Ruth, etc.) staying at the hotel back in the '50s, it could be considered the "seat of baseball." The three facilities have recently been replaced at the New Tribes MIssion in Sanford. According to Maintenance Coordinator Roget Wilkinson, they were part of the original facilities installed in the mian bathroom when the hotel was constructed in 1925. (It opened as the Hotel Forrest Lake on Jan. 4, 1926, an later became the Mayfair Hotel). That makes the facilities approximately 78 years old. Oh, think of the stories they could tell. There was a fourth one, which was not discarded, but rather is being kept in storage at New Tribes Mission. Wilkinson said it is plainly marked "Mayfair Hotel." (Information gather by Herald Staff Writer Nick Pfeifauf)."

Creator

Vincent, Tommy

Source

Original photograph by Tommy Vincent.

Publisher

The Seminole Herald

Date Created

1990-01-01/1999-12-31

Contributor

Pfeifauf, Nick

Has Format

Print newspaper reproduction of original photograph by Tommy Vincent: The Seminole Herald.
Photocopy of print newspaper reproduction of original photograph by Tommy Vincent: The Seminole Herald: Archives, New Tribes Mission, Sanford, Florida.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of photocopied print newspaper reproduction of original photograph by Tommy Vincent: The Seminole Herald.

Is Part Of

Archives, New Tribes Mission, Sanford, Florida.
Hotel Forrest Lake Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpeg

Extent

7,191 KB

Medium

1 photograph with caption

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Sanford, Florida

Spatial Coverage

28.811748, -81.257222

Temporal Coverage

1926-01-01/1999-12-31

Accrual Method

Donation

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.8.4; 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.912.A.1.2; SS.912.A.1.4; SS.912.W.1.3

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher

Provenance

Originally created and owned by Tommy Vincent.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by The Seminole Herald and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

Sanford Historic Preservation Board. "The Sanford Historic Preservation Board Presents the Sanford Historic Downtown Walking Tour." http://sanfordhistory.tripod.com/Links/wtour.pdf
Sanford Historical Society (Fla.). Sanford. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2003.

External Reference Title

Transcript

SEMINOLE SUMMARY
A GLANCE AROUND OUR COUNTY

Final Flush
Herald photo by Tommy Vincent

With all of the officials who have spent time at the old Mayfair Hotel in Sanford over the years, you might say this photo could represent "the seat of our government." Then again, with the New York Giants, (Early Wynn, Jackie Robinson, Willy Mays, Babe Ruth, etc.) staying at the hotel back in the '50s, it could be considered the "seat of baseball." The three facilities have recently been replaced at the New Tribes Mission in Sanford. According to Maintenance Coordinator Roger Wilkinson, they were part of the original facilities installed in the main bathroom when the hotel was constructed in 1925 (It opened as the Hotel Forrest Lake on Jan. 4, 1926, and later became the Mayfair Hotel). That makes the facilities approximately 78 years old. Oh, think of the stories they could tell. There was a fourth one, which was not discarded, but rather is being kept in storage at New Tribes Mission. Wilkinson said it is plainly marked "Mayfair Hotel." (Information gathered by Herald Staff Writer Nick Pfeifauf).

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Original Format

1 photograph with caption

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