PICO Block

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Title

PICO Block

Alternative Title

PICO Block

Subject

Plant, Henry Bradley, 1819-1899
Apartments--Florida
Sanford (Fla.)
Buildings--Florida

Description

View of the former PICO Block from the intersection of North Oak Avenue and West Commercial Street in Sanford, Florida. The building was constructed and opened by the Plant Investment Company (PICO) in 1887 to house the company's local offices. PICO owner Henry Plant owned and operated an extensive railway system throughout Florida. Also known as the Plant System, Plant competed with fellow railroad tycoon Henry Flagler and later extended his lines from Jacksonville through Sanford to Tampa. In the 1920s, the brick exterior of the building was covered with stucco and renamed the Welaka Apartments.

Creator

Smith, Austin

Source

Original color digital image by Austin Smith, December 19, 2010.

Date Created

2010-12-19

Is Part Of

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

Format

image/jpeg

Extent

285 KB

Medium

1 color digital image

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Sanford, Florida

Spatial Coverage

28.812456, -81.268737

Temporal Coverage

1887-01-01/2010-12-19

Accrual Method

Item Creation

Mediator

History Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally created by Austin Smith and owned by RICHES of Central Florida.

Contributing Project

Curator

Smith, Austin
Vickers, Savannah

Digital Collection

Source Repository

External Reference

Reynolds, Kelly.; Henry Plant: Pioneer Empire Builder. Cocoa, Florida: Florida Historical Society Press, 2003.
Sammons, Sandra Wallus. The Two Henrys: Henry Plant and Henry Flagler and Their Railroads. Sarasota, Florida: Pineapple Press, Inc., 2010.
Sanford Historical Society, Inc. Sanford. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2003.
Sanford Historic Preservation Board. "The Sanford Historic Preservation Board Presents The Sanford Historic Downtown Walking Tour." City of Sanford, Florida. 2009.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 color digital image

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