Original Dinnerware from the Mayfair Inn

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Title

Original Dinnerware from the Mayfair Inn

Alternative Title

Mayfair Inn Dinnerware

Subject

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

Description

Original dinnerware from the Mayfair Inn. When the New York Giants acquired the building in 1948, visitors enjoyed comfortable rooms with cheaper rates than the resorts in Miami. Room rates at the Mayfair Inn also included meals and a game of golf per day. During the 1950s, the Mayfair Inn hosted many social events. Locals and visitors alike visited the hotel and attended cocktail parties, dinners, and dances.

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.

Abstract

Original dinnerware painted...with palms of Lake Monroe.

Source

Original black and white photograph, 1976.

Publisher

The Seminole Little Sentinel

Date Issued

1976-06-20

Has Format

Print reproduction of original black and white photograph: The Seminole Little Sentinel, 1976: Mayfair Inn Collection, Museum of Seminole County History, Sanford, Florida.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of print reproduction of original black and white photograph: The Seminole Little Sentinel, 1976.

Is Part Of

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

Format

image/jpeg

Extent

744 KB

Medium

1 black and white photograph

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Sanford, Florida

Spatial Coverage

28.811748, -81.257222

Temporal Coverage

1948-01-01/1963-12-31

Accrual Method

Donation

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by The Seminole Little Sentinel 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

Mayfair Inn

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Original Format

1 black and white photograph

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