Hunter Ice & Fuel Company

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Title

Hunter Ice & Fuel Company

Alternative Title

Hunter Ice & Fuel Co.

Subject

Sanford (Fla.)
Ice industry--United States
Fuel--United States
Buildings--Florida

Description

Former Hunter Ice & Fuel Company building, located at 700 West Thirteenth Street in Sanford, Florida, in 2011. Prior to starting an ice manufacturing business in Sanford, owner Duval W. Hunter, Sr., operated an ice house in North Carolina which supplied ice for in-home use. In 1952, the Hunter moved his ice manufacturing business to Sanford because of the higher demand to cool and preserve agricultural goods. At the time that this photograph was taken in June 2011, the building was vacant.

Prior to ice manufacturing, states along the east coast of the United States relied on harvested ice from frozen lakes and ponds shipped from New England. Many southern states during the 1860s began relying on ice manufacturing once the shipment of harvested ice from the northern states ceased. During the late-1800s, individual ice factories were comprised of a machine room, boiler room, ice store, loading platforms, and other office space. Large cans were used to mold the ice. When ice was needed, workers would operate a crane system to carry the ice block into a warm water bath where the ice could be removed from the reusable can manufacturing states along the east coast of the United States relied on harvested ice from frozen lakes and ponds shipped from New England. Many southern states during the 1860s began relying on ice manufacturing once the shipment of harvested ice from the northern states ceased. During the late-1800s, individual ice factories were comprised of a machine room, boiler room, ice store, loading platforms, and other office space. Large cans were used to mold the ice. When ice was needed, workers would operate a crane system to carry the ice block into a warm water bath where the ice could be removed from the reusable can.

Creator

Cepero, Laura

Source

Original color digital image by Laura Cepero, July 9, 2011.

Date Created

2011-07-09

Is Part Of

Ice Houses of Sanford Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpeg

Extent

873 KB

Medium

1 color digital image

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Sanford, Florida

Spatial Coverage

28.801029, -81.274587

Temporal Coverage

1952-01-01/2011-07-09

Accrual Method

Item Creation

Audience Education Level

SS.K.A.1.2; SS.K.E.1.1; SS.K.G.2.1; SS.1.A.1.1; SS.1.A.2.2; SS.1.E.1.4; SS.1.G.1.5; SS.2.A.1.1; SS.2.G.1.2; SS.3.A.1.1; SS.3.G.1.1; SS.3.G.2.6; SS.4.A.1.1; SS.4.E.1.2; SS.5.A.1.1; 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.8.G.4.4; SS.912.A.1.1; SS.912.A.1.4; SS.912.A.1.6; SS.912.A.6.15; SS.912.A.7.12; SS.912.A.7.17; SS.912.G.1.2; SS.912.G.1.4; SS.912.G.2.1; SS.912.W.1.3

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Laura Cepero and owned by RICHES of Central Florida.

Contributing Project

Curator

Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

Roen, Sara. "Ice House Is A Hot Business In Sanford." The Orlando Sentinel, June 16, 1985. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1985-06-16/news/0310010244_1_lots-of-ice-hunter-ice-house.
Wallis-Tayler, Alexander James. Refrigeration, Cold Storage and Ice-making: A Pratical Treatise on the Art and Science of Refrigeration. London: Crosby Lockwood and Son, 1902.
Weightman, Gavin. The Frozen-Water Trade: A True Story. New York: Hyperion, 2003.
Hiles, Theron L. The Ice Crop, How to Harvest, Store, Ship and Use Ice: A Complete Practical Treatise for Farmers, Dairymen, Ice Dealers, Produce Shippers, Meat Packers, Cold Storers, and All Interested in Ice Houses, Cold Storage and the Handling or Use of Ice in Any Way. New York: Orange Judd Company, 1893.

Transcript

OFFICE WAREHOUSE SPACE
Nearly 5000 sqft 10'x12' Ceiling Heights
New Electric New Plumbing
New Roof Corner Loft
2 Doc High bays Handicapped Accessible
Revenue Producing Asset Included
Plenty of Parking
Easy/Entrance from 2 Main Roads
SCOTT 321-239-8509

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