Church of the Holy Cross Destroyed in Hurricane of 1880

Dublin Core

Title

Church of the Holy Cross Destroyed in Hurricane of 1880

Alternative Title

Holy Cross Destroyed by Hurricane

Subject

Episcopal Church--Florida
Carpenter gothic (Architecture)
Upjohn, Richard, 1802-1878
Buildings--Florida
Hurricane damage--Florida
Sanford (Fla.)
Churches--Florida
Hurricanes--Florida

Description

The Holy Cross Episcopal Church, located at 410 South Magnolia Avenue in Sanford, Florida after the Hurricane of 1880. On August 29, 1880, a Category 2 hurricane made landfall near Saint Augustine, affecting areas from the Jupiter Inlet to the mouth of the St. Johns River to the Gulf of Mexico.

Gertrude Dupuy Sanford, the wife of General Henry S. Sanford (1823-1891), established the Holy Cross Episcopal Church in 1873. The church was consecrated on April 20, 1873, and became the first Episcopal mission in Central Florida. The original Holy Cross was designed by famed architect Richard Upjohn in the Carpenter Gothic architectural style. During the summer of 1880, the original Holy Cross was destroyed by a hurricane.

Following the destruction of the original Holy Cross, Henry and Gertrude Sanford raised money for the construction of a second church. The second Holy Cross Church was completed in 1880, but was destroyed by a fire in 1923. The third church built on the site following the destruction of the second was designed by Elton Moughton, a local architect, and completed in 1924. The third Holy Cross church was built in the “pre-depression” Spanish Mediterranean style.

Creator

Chase & Company

Source

Original 8.5 x 11 inch black and white photoprint by Chase & Company, 1880: Chase Collection (MS 14), box 211, folder 3.30A, item CC 117, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Date Created

1880

Is Format Of

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

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.
Holy Cross Episcopal Church Collection, 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.

Format

image/jpeg

Extent

150 KB

Medium

8.5 x 11 inch black and white photograph

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Sanford, Florida

Spatial Coverage

28.808768, -81.267259

Temporal Coverage

1880-08-29/1880-12-31

Accrual Method

Deposit

Audience Education Level

SS.K.A.1.2; SS.K.G.1.4; SS.K.G.2.1; SS.K.G.3.3; SS.1.A.1.1; SS.1.G.1.4; SS.1.G.1.5; SS.1.G.1.6; SS.2.A.1.1; SS.2.G.1.2; SS.3.A.1.1; SS.3.G.1.1; SS.3.G.2.5; SS.3.G.2.6; SS.3.G.3.1; SS.3.G.4.1; SS.4.A.1.1; SS.4.G.1.1; SS.4.G.1.2; SS.4.G.1.3; SS.5.A.1.1; SS.5.G.1.3; SS.5.G.1.4; SS.6.W.1.3; SS.7.G.2.3; SS.8.A.1.2; SS.8.A.1.5; SS.912.A.1; SS.912.A.1.4; SS.912.A.1.7; SS.912.A.3.13; SS.912.G.1.2; SS.912.G.1.4; SS.912.G.2.1; SS.912.G.3.2; SS.912.G.5.1; SS.912.H.1.1; SS.912.H.1.2; SS.912.H.1.3; SS.912.H.2.2; SS.912.H.2.2; SS.912.W.1.3; SS.912.W.1.6

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher
Humanities Teacher

Provenance

Originally created and owned by Chase & Company.
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

Brochure, Bette Skates, Bette. The History of Holy Cross Episcopal Church, Sanford, Florida. 2004.
Sanford Historical Society, Inc. Sanford. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2003.
Henry Shelton Sanford Papers, General Sanford Memorial Library, Sanford Museum, Sanford, Florida.
"Holy Cross Episcopal Church est. 1873." Holy Cross Episcopal Church. http://www.sanfordholycrossepiscopal.com/history.html.
Sandrik, Al and Christopher W. Landsea. "Chronological Listing of Tropical Cyclones affecting North Florida and Coastal Georgia 1565-1899." Hurricane Research Division, Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory. http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/Landsea/history/index.html.

Transcript

Church of Holy Cross
destroyed in
HURRICANE of 1880

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 black and white photograph

Physical Dimensions

8.5 x 11 inch

Locations

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