Hotel Forrest Lake, Sanford, Florida

Dublin Core

Title

Hotel Forrest Lake, Sanford, Florida

Alternative Title

Hotel Forrest Lake Postcard

Subject

Hotels--Florida
Resorts--Florida
Tourism--Florida
Postcards--Florida

Description

Postcard advertising Hotel Forrest Lake in 1926, including rates of American and European plans. 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

A greeting card for the Hotel Forrest Lake, "catering especially to tourists and commercial travelers."

Source

Original 14 x 9 centimeter postcard: "Hotel Forrest Lake, Sanford, Florida," Hampton Dunn Postcards Collection, Special Collections, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.

Date Created

1926

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original postcard in the Digital Collections at the University of South Florida, Tampa Library. Digital ID number D32-2452, Hampton Dunn Postcards Collection, Special Collections, University of South Florida. http://digital.lib.usf.edu/?d32.2452.

Is Part Of

Hampton Dunn Postcards Collection, Special Collections, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
Hotel Forrest Lake Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpeg

Extent

441 KB

Medium

14 x 9 centimeter color postcard

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Sanford, Florida

Spatial Coverage

28.811748, -81.257222

Temporal Coverage

1926-01-01/1926-12-31

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.G.2.6; SS.4.A.1.1; SS.4.A.7.1; SS.5.A.1.1; SS.6.W.1.3; SS.8.A.1.5; SS.912.A.1.1; SS.912.A.5.4; SS.912.A.5.6; SS.912.G.1.2; SS.912.W.1.3

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Special Collections at the University of South Florida and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Digital Collections, University of South Florida

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.

External Reference Title

Transcript

Hotel Forrest Lake, Sanford, Florida
R. O. MIDDLETON, LESSEE
NOW OPEN
Catering Especially to Tourists and Commercial Travelers
American Plan - - - $5.50 a day
European Plan $2.00 and $2.50 a day
Every Room With Bath

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 color postcard

Physical Dimensions

14 x 9 centimeter

Locations

Categories

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