Nellie Furen's Sixth Grade Class at Sanford Grammar School, 1911-1912

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Nellie Furen's Sixth Grade Class at Sanford Grammar School, 1911-1912

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Sanford Grammar School Class


Sanford (Fla.)


Nellie Furen's sixth grade class at Sanford Grammar School during the 1911-1912 school year. Photographed in the front row, from left to right, is Ed Betts, J. D. Woodruff, Ed Millen, G. W. Spencer, Ernest Brotherson, Ercel Little, Watson McAlexander, and Peewee Tillis. In the second row is Roby Laing, Sherman Moore, Eva Hodges, Olga Vihlen, Maud Miot, Fannie Reba Munson, Virginia Brady, Carl McDonald, and John Morrison. In the third row is Percy Packard, Beatriece Hutchison, Clara Bowen, Laura Parker, Ruth Waldron, Fern Ward, Alice Caldwell, Harold Washburn, and an unidentified student. In the fourth row is Howard Wynn, Newton Stenstrom, an unidentified student, Annie Mae Morris. In the last row is Dennis Allen, Eunice Woodcock, Maud Allen, Guy Stenstrom, Argel Cameron, Rush Murphy, Walter Rowland, Miller Furen, and Collier Brown .

Originally established as Sanford High School, the main building was constructed at 301 West Seventh Street in Sanford, Florida, in 1902. The building was designed by W. G. Talley in the Romanesque revival style. Due to an increasing student population, a new school building was constructed on the corner of East Ninth Street and South Palmetto Avenue in 1911. The original building on Seventh Street served as Westside Grammar Elementary School, which was later renamed Sanford Grammar School. After a desperate need for an addition to the school developed, the city granted the school $75,000. The school's lunchroom was opened on October 10, 1921, after months of fundraising efforts hosted by the Woman's Club. In November 23, 1984, the main school building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places and converted into the Student Museum. However, despite objections from the community, the lunchroom was demolished on September 25, 2008. The main school building reopened as the University of Central Florida's Public History Center in 2012.


Original 7 x 5 inch black and white photograph: Sanford Grammar Collection, Archives Box 4B, UCF Public History Center, Sanford, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1911-1912

Is Format Of

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

Is Part Of

Sanford Grammar Collection, Archives Box 4B, UCF Public History Center, Sanford, Florida.
Seminole County Public Schools Collection, Student Museum and UCF Public History Center Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.




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7 x 5 inch black and white photograph


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Sanford Grammar School, Sanford, Florida

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History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Rights Holder

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

Contributing Project


Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"Public History Center"." Public History Center, University of Central Florida.
Sanford Historical Society (Fla.). Sanford. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2003.
"Student Museum." Seminole County Public Schools.



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