Lewis Doty Resigns as Mayfair Manager

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Title

Lewis Doty Resigns as Mayfair Manager

Alternative Title

Mayfair Manager Resigns

Subject

Tourism--Florida
New York Giants (Baseball team)--History--20th century
Newspapers
Hotels--Florida
Resorts--Florida

Description

Newspaper article announcing the resignation of Lewis O. Doty as manager of the New York Giants Mayfair Inn in order to pursue management of his own hotel in Angola, Indiana. Doty first became manager in 1948 after Horace Stoneham, owner of the New York Giants, purchased the hotel. Stoneham renamed the hotel the Mayfair Inn. During the 1940s, the New York Giants traveled to Sanford for spring training.

Originally named after the Sanford Mayor and president of Seminole County Bank, construction of the Forrest Lake Hotel began in 1916. 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. After the Naval Air Station Sanford acquired $1.3 million to fund the construction of a naval academy in 1963, the Foundation made significant alterations to the building to house students from the Sanford Naval Academy. The Foundation later sold the building to the New Tribes Mission in 1977. 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: "Lewis Doty Resigns as Mayfair Manager."

Date Created

1947-1963

Has Format

Microform of original newspaper article: "Lewis Doty Resigns as Mayfair Manager": Cities and Towns Collection, Sanford Collection, Mayfair Hotel Collection, Museum of Seminole County History, Sanford, Florida.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of microformed newspaper article: "Lewis Doty Resigns as Mayfair Manager."

Is Part Of

Cities and Towns Collection, Sanford Collection, Mayfair 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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1,052 KB

Medium

1 newspaper article

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Sanford, Florida

Spatial Coverage

28.811748, -81.257222

Temporal Coverage

1947-01-01/1963-12-31

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.5.A.1.1; SS.6.W.1.3; SS.8.A.1.5; SS.912.A.1.1; SS.912.A.6.15; SS.912.A.7.17; SS.912.G.1.2; SS.912.W.1.3

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography 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.

External Reference Title

Transcript

Lewis Doty Resigns As Mayfair Manager

Lewis O. Doty today announced his resignation, effective immediately, as manager of the New York Giants Mayfair Inn, a post he assumed in September, 1947. Mr. Doty formerly managed the Stevens Hotel, Chicago, and was assistant manager of the New Yorker.

He declared that he will leave tomorrow night for Angola, Ind. to assume management of his own hotel.

“I wish to thank the businessmen, City officials and citizens of Sanford for their kind co-operation, and to state that Mrs. Doty and I have enjoyed our stay here,” he said.

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