First Street Between Palmetto Avenue and Magnolia Avenue

Dublin Core

Title

First Street Between Palmetto Avenue and Magnolia Avenue

Alternative Title

1st St., Palmetto Ave., Magnolia Ave.

Subject

Streets--Florida
Grocers--United States
Buildings--Florida
Sanford (Fla.)
Avenues

Description

First Street between Palmetto Avenue and Magnolia Avenue in Sanford, Florida in 1882. When General Henry S. Sanford (1823-1891) first established the City of Sanford, he laid out the streets on a grid plan. Streets running toward Lake Monroe were given names of native Florida trees, while streets running parallel to the lake were numbered.

Also pictured in the photograph was the Sanford General Store, founded by Henry Sanford (1823-1891) in March 1871. The store was created with hopes of bolstering the success of the Sanford Sawmill, opened the year prior. The creation of the store was the result of advising offered to Sanford by Edwin Eastman. Eastman advised that a general store would be the surest way to improve profitability of the ailing sawmill, as mill employees would be paid goods from the store. The general store’s initial years of operation were plagued by problems. The store suffered from periodic shortages of crucial supplies and local farmers, faced with poor agricultural production, had a difficult time turning their produce into the cash needed to purchase goods. The only way Sanford proved able to ensure consistent sales was through the extension of credit to local settlers. This approach proved untenable, however, as impoverished customers proved unable to pay their debts to the store. In January 1873, the store was owed $4,000 by delinquent customers, a number that ballooned to $25,000 by early 1879. As Sanford’s personal financial state suffered, maintaining the stock of groceries became increasingly difficult. By March 1879, Sanford, unable to continue the operation of the general store, disposed of the remaining supplies and leased the building, alongside the wharf and its attached warehouse, for three years terms at $550 per year. At the time that this photograph was taken in 1881, the store was being operated by Michael J. Doyle, an immigrant from Ireland and originally settled in Volusia County prior to the Civil War.

Abstract

Notes on back of photograph: "Looking south from First Street between Palmetto and Magnolia Avenues 1881[sic]"

Creator

Chase & Company

Source

Original 8.5 x 11 inch black and white photograph by Chase & Company, 1882: Chase Collection (MS 14), box 211, folder 3.30A, item No. 1, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Date Created

1881

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 8.5 x 11 inch black and white photograph by Chase & Company, 1882.

Is Part Of

Chase Collection (MS 14), box 211, folder 3.30A, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.
Sanford Collection, Chase Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Is Referenced By

Folder referenced in Chase Collection finding guide, http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/spec/pkyonge/chase.htm.
Sanford, page 14.

Format

image/jpeg

Extent

137 KB

Medium

8.5 x 11 inch black and white photograph

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Sanford, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Audience Education Level

SS.K.A.1.2; SS.K.C.2.1; SS.K.G.2.1; SS.1.A.1.1; SS.1.A.2.2; SS.1.A.2.4; SS.1.C.2.2; SS.1.C.2.3; SS.1.C.2.4; SS.1.E.1.3; SS.1.E.1.4; SS.2.A.1.1; SS.2.C.2.4; SS.3.A.1.1; SS.3.C.2.1; SS.3.G.1.1; SS.3.G.2.5; SS.3.G.2.6; SS.4.A.1.1; SS.4.A.6.1; SS.4.A.6.3; SS.4.C.2.2; SS.4.C.2.3; SS.4.E.1.2; SS.4.G.1.2; SS.5.A.1.1; SS.5.C.2.5; SS.5.G.1.4; SS.6.W.1.3; SS.7.E.2.4; SS.7.G.2.3; SS.8.A.1.2; SS.8.A.1.5; SS.8.E.2.1; SS.912.A.1.1; SS.912.A.1.4; SS.912.A.1.6; SS.912.A.3.4; SS.912.A.3.13; SS.912.E.1.5; SS.912.G.1.2; SS.912.G.1.4; SS.912.G.2.1; SS.912.W.1.3; SS.912.W.1.6; SS.912.W.6.2

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Entire Chase Collection is comprised of four separate accessions from various donors, including Cecilia Johnson, the granddaughter of Joshua Coffin Chase and the children of Randall Chase.

Rights Holder

The displayed collection item is housed at Special and Area Studies Collections at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. Rights to this item belong to the said institution, and therefore inquiries about the item should be directed there. RICHES of Central Florida has obtained permission from Special and Area Studies Collections at the University of Florida to display this item for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Marra, Katherine

Digital Collection

External Reference

"FORTY-FOUR YEARS AGO IN SANFORD: 'CITY OF SANFORD, Lake Monroe, Fla. 1882.'" Sanford Today Vol. 1, no. 8. September 4, 1926, page 3.
Brochure, Sanford: Central Florida's Waterfront Gateway. Sanford, Florida: City of Sanford, 2005.
Sanford Historical Society, Inc. Sanford. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2003.
The Seminole Herald. Sanford: Our First 125 Years. [Sanford, FL]: The Herald, 2002.
"Sanford: A Brief History." City of Sanford. http://www.sanfordfl.gov/index.aspx?page=48.

Transcript

Sanford Fla. 1882

TELEGRAPH

M. DOYLE
DRY GOODS GROCERIES

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 black and white photograph

Physical Dimensions

8.5 x 11 inch

Locations

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