Portrait of Forrest Lake

Dublin Core

Title

Portrait of Forrest Lake

Alternative Title

Forrest Lake

Subject

Government officials
Portraits
Mayors--United States

Description

Portrait of businessman and politician, Forrest Lake. He first arrived in Sanford in the 1880s. Lake was known as a local politician and later a member of state government. One of his most well known successes in politics was the passing of the bill that created Seminole County in 1913. Throughout the early- to mid-1920s, Lake owned an icehouse, founded Seminole County Bank, and established the Hotel Forrest Lake. By the end of the Florida real estate boom, Lake suffered many financial loses when the hotel went bankrupt and he was accused of bank fraud. In 1928, Lake went through a series of trials related to the bank fraud scandal and was later sent to state prison for fourteen years. Lake only served six years and lived the rest of his life in Sanford. He died in 1939.

Source

Original black and white photograph: Sanford Historical Society, Inc., Sanford, Florida.

Date Created

1920-01-01/1929-12-31

Has Format

Print reproduction of original black and white photograph: Sanford Historical Society (Fla.). Sanford. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2003.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photograph.

Is Part Of

Hotel Forrest Lake Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Is Referenced By

Sanford, page 75.

Format

image/jpeg

Extent

1,913 KB

Medium

1 black and white photograph

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Sanford, Florida

Spatial Coverage

28.811748, -81.257222

Temporal Coverage

1920-01-01/1929-12-31

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.3.C.3.2; SS.4.A.1.1; SS.4.A.6.1; SS.4.A.7.1; 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.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.5.4; SS.912.A.5.12; SS.912.A.6.15; SS.912.A.7.17; SS.912.W.1.3

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher
Economics Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Sanford Historical Society, Inc. and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

Gilmartin, Daniel O. "Mayor Forrest Lake of Sanford." The Florida Historical Quarterly 74, no. 4 (Spring 1996): 391-404).
Sanford Historical Society (Fla.). Sanford. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2003.

External Reference Title

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Original Format

1 black and white photograph

Locations

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Transcribe This Item

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