Hotel Cornerstone Laying Ceremonies Will Be Held Later

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Title

Hotel Cornerstone Laying Ceremonies Will Be Held Later

Alternative Title

Hotel Forrest Lake Cornerstone

Subject

Tourism--Florida
Resorts--Florida
Hotels--Florida
Construction

Description

Newspaper article on the postponement of the cornerstone laying ceremony at the Forrest Lake Hotel after the death of John S. Wilson, one of the stockholders of the company responsible for the funding of the 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.

Source

Original newspaper article: "Hotel Cornerstone Laying Ceremonies Will Be Held Later."

Date Created

1925

Date Copyrighted

1925

Date Issued

1925

Has Format

Microform of original newspaper article: "Hotel Cornerstone Laying Ceremonies Will Be Held Later": Forrest Lake Hotel Collection, Museum of Seminole County History, Sanford, Florida.
Print reproduction of microform newspaper article: "Hotel Cornerstone Laying Ceremonies Will Be Held Later": Forrest Lake Hotel Collection, Museum of Seminole County History, Sanford, Florida.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of print reproductioin of microform newspaper article: "Hotel Cornerstone Laying Ceremonies Will Be Held Later."

Is Part Of

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

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14,481 KB

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1 newspaper article

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Sanford, Florida

Spatial Coverage

28.811748, -81.257222

Temporal Coverage

1925-01-01/1925-12-31

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.1.5; SS.912.A.1.2; SS.912.W.1.3

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher

Rights Holder

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

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

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

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Transcript

Hotel Cornerstone Laying Ceremonies Will Be Held Later

The ceremony of the laying of the cornerstone of the new $500,000 Forrest Lake Hotel, which was to have been held this afternoon was postponed on account o’ the funeral of John S. Wilson, who was one of the stockholders of the company.

Secretary Pearman, of the Chamber of Commerce, and Mr. Hulick, of the hotel company, says that the ceremony will be held within a few days, and that a more elaborate program will be arranged than would have been given on a such short notice.

Work is progressing rapidly on the hotel foundation, and it is expected that when the ceremony is held that this will be well advanced.

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