The building was remodeled numerous times until World War II, when it became a nursery school. Since the 1960sn, the building has been used as a center for Headstart, a soup kitchen, an arts center, and a treatment facility for women with drug addiction issues. In 1995, the City of Sanford acquired the building from the Seminole County School Board. Sanford donated it to the Tajiri School for Performing Arts and Academics, founded by Patricia Merritt-Whatley, in 1998.
Original newspaper article: The Sanford Herald: Photographic Collection, box 3, folder Education--Sanford Public Schools, General Collection, UCF Public History Center, Sanford, Florida.
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Digital reproduction of original newspaper article: The Sanford Herald.
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Photographic Collection, box 3, folder Education--Sanford Public Schools, 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.
Originally published by The Sanford Herald.
First and second grade classes at Sanford’s ‘Little Red Schoolhouse’ pose during the 1892-93 school term. Top row, from left: Julius Takach, Charlie Evans, George Fox, Dick Patton, Foster Prince, Walter Murray, Earl Chappel, Hallie Myerson, and the teacher, known as Professor Lynch. Second row, from left: Bessie Long, Jessie Melson, Hilda Dinholm, Gertrude Morey, unidentified, unidentified, Inez Simmons, Ida Belle Peabody, Alice Appleyard, and Edna Prince. Third row, from left: Sylvia Nelson, Nellie Cowman, unidentified, unidentified, Gertrude Dunn, Mildred Richerson, Elsie Love, Carrie Ensminger. Bottom row, from left: Bicknel Love, Norm Finney, unidentified, Grace Allen, Carrie Bell. and the last person in the row is unidentIfied. For more photos and stories from Sanford’s past, read the Cen-tennial Edition, coming in this week’s Sunday Herald. (SM-093-001)