First Street Looking West from Sanford Avenue on the 4th of July

Dublin Core

Title

First Street Looking West from Sanford Avenue on the 4th of July

Alternative Title

4th of July on First Street

Subject

Sanford (Fla.)
Streets--Florida
Fourth of July
4th of July
Independence Day (U.S.)
July Fourth

Description

In 1870, a lawyer from Connecticut by the name of Henry Sanford purchased 12,548 acres of open land west of Mellonville. His vision was to make this new land a major port city, both railway and by water. Sitting on Lake Monroe, and the head of the St. Johns River, the city of Sanford earned the nickname of “The Gate City of South Florida.” Sanford became not only a transportation hub, but a leading citrus industry in Florida, and eventually globally. This image of First Street looking west from Sanford Avenue was taken on July 4, 1886, when businesses were developing and families were settling. However, in the following year, disaster and devastation hit the city of Sanford in the form of fires, freezes, and disease. In September of 1887, a bakery on on First Street caught fire, which lead to the rapid spread through other wooden buildings, eventually causing the east side of Sanford to disappear in devastation. Luckily, rebuilding began immediately with brick structures, rather than the flammable wood. This photo can provide an idea of what life was like during the 1880s in Sanford, and how quickly it can be destroyed.

Creator

Chase & Company

Source

Original 8.5 x 11 inch black and white photograph by Chase & Company, July 4, 1886: Chase Collection (MS 14), box 211, folder 3.30B, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

Date Created

1886-07-04

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original 8.5 x 11 inch black and white photograph by Chase & Company, Jul 4, 1886.

Is Part Of

Chase Collection (MS 14), box 211, folder 3.30B, 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.

Format

image/jpeg

Extent

135 KB

Medium

8.5 x 11 inch black and white photograph

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Sanford, Florida

Spatial Coverage

28.812002, -81.264991

Temporal Coverage

1886-07-04/1886-07-04

Accrual Method

Donation

Audience Education Level

SS.K.A.1.2; SS.K.A.2.2; SS.K.A.2.3; SS.K.A.2.5; SS.K.G.2.1; SS.1.A.1.1; SS.1.A.2.2; SS.1.A.2.3; SS.1.C.3.2; SS.1.G.1.5; SS.2.A.1.1; SS.2.C.3.2; SS.2.G.1.2; SS.3.A.1.1; SS.3.G.1.1; SS.3.G.2.6; SS.3.G.4.2; SS.3.G.4.3; SS.4.A.1.1; SS.5.A.1.1; SS.5.G.1.4; SS.6.W.1.3; SS.8.A.1.2; SS.8.A.1.5; SS.8.G.4.5; SS.912.A.1.1; SS.912.G.1.2; SS.912.A.1.4; SS.912.A.1.7; SS.912.G.1.4; SS.912.G.4.5; SS.912.G.4.8; SS.912.W.1.3; SS.912.W.1.6

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government 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

<a href="http://ufdc.ufl.edu/" target="_blank">Digital Collections (UFDC)</a>

Curator

Ennion, Kayla C.

Digital Collection

External Reference

Brochure,Sanford: Central Florida's Waterfront Gateway. Sanford, Florida: City of Sanford, 2005.
The Seminole Herald. Sanford: Our First 125 Years. [Sanford, FL]: The Herald, 2002.
Sanford Historical Society (Fla.). Sanford. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2003.
"Sanford: a Brief History." City of Sanford. http://www.sanfordfl.gov/index.aspx?page=48.

Transcript

Sanford, Fla.
July 4th./ 1886.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 black and white photograph

Physical Dimensions

8.5 x 11 inch

Locations

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