Entrance at Sanford Naval Academy


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Entrance at Sanford Naval Academy

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Sanford Naval Academy


Sanford (Fla.)
United States. Navy


The Sanford Naval Academy, located at 1000 East First Street in Sanford, Florida, in the 1970s. 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.


Frey, Bob


Original black and white photograph by Bob Frey.


The Seminole Little Sentinel

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

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Digital reproduction of print reproduction of original black and white photograph by Bob Frey published by The Seminole Little Sentinel.

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




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1 black and white photograph




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Sanford, Florida

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28.811748, -81.257222

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Originally created by Bob Frey and published by The Seminole Little Sentinel.

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Copyright to this resource is held by The Seminole Little Sentinel and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.


Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

“Sanford Naval Academy.” Sanford Naval Academy. http://www.sanfordnavalacademy.com/cgi-bin/sna?C.
Bishop, Katherine. Sanford: Now and Then. Sanford, Florida: Celery City Printing Company, 1976. http://digitalcollections.lib.ucf.edu/u?/CFM,120212.
Sanford Historic Preservation Board. "The Sanford Historic Preservation Board Presents the Sanford Historic Downtown Walking Tour." http://sanfordhistory.tripod.com/Links/wtour.pdf.
“Our Heritage.” New Tribes Mission. http://usa.ntm.org/our-heritage.
Sanford Historical Society (Fla.). Sanford. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2003.


The Sanford Naval Academy

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1 black and white photograph


Frey, Bob, “Entrance at Sanford Naval Academy,” RICHES, accessed July 18, 2024, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/519.