PICO Hotel Postcard

Dublin Core

Title

PICO Hotel Postcard

Alternative Title

PICO Hotel Postcard

Subject

Photography--Florida--History
Historical hotels
Sanford (Fla.)
Hotels--Florida
Buildings--Florida
Tourism--Florida--History

Description

Sanford's PICO Hotel, located at 209 North Oak Avenue, was built in 1887 for Henry B. Plant, President of the Plant Investment Company or (PICO). The onion-shaped dome located on the southwest corner of the roof resembled a Turkish minaret. The dome was destroyed by a severe thunderstorm in the 1950s and was never replaced. The PICO Hotel served as the terminal hotel for a railroad and two steamship lines owned by Henry Plant. President Calvin Coolidge spent the night at the PICO Hotel during his visit to Sanford.

Source

Print reproduction of original black and white postcard: Photographic Collection, box 3, folder Businesses--Hotels, General Collection, UCF Public History Center, Sanford, Florida.

Date Created

ca. 1900-1910

Has Format

Original black and white postcard.

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of print reproduction of original black and white postcard.

Is Part Of

Photographic Collection, box 3, folder Businesses--Hotels, General Collection, UCF Public History Center, Sanford, Florida.

General Photographic Collection, Student Museum and UCF Public History Center Collection, Sanford Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Is Referenced By

Sanford Historical Society (Fla.). Sanford. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2003.

Format

image/jpeg

Extent

6.9 MB

Medium

1 print reproduction of original black and white postcard

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Sanford, Florida

Spatial Coverage

28.812794, -81.268519

Temporal Coverage

1900-01-01/1910-12-31

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Economics Teacher
Geography Teacher
Humanities Teacher
Visual Arts Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by the Student Museum and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

Curator

Morton, Dave

Digital Collection

External Reference

Donaldson, Mary B., Charles Hammack, and Lenore Hammack, eds. 1999. Memories of Historic Sanford: Past and Present. Sanford FL: Sanford Historic Trust.
Sammons, Sandra Wallus. The Two Henrys: Henry Plant and Henry Flagler and Their Railroads. Sarasota, Florida: Pineapple Press, Inc., 2010.
Sanford Historic Preservation Board. "The Sanford Historic Preservation Board Presents The Sanford Historic Downtown Walking Tour." City of Sanford, Florida. 2009.
Sanford Historical Society, Inc. Sanford. Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2003.

Transcript

PICO HOTEL, SANFORD, FLA.
RAILROAD
DINING ROOM
RESTAURANT

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 black and white postcard

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