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Sanford in Seminole County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Meisch Building

Erected - 1923

 

224 East First Street

 
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By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
1. The Meisch Building Marker
Inscription. When constructed in 1923 the Meisch building was considered a typical example of American commercial architecture. It was designed by W.B. Talley, and built by R.J. Gallespie for the Sanford Investment Co., John Meisch, President. The materials were supplied by Baker & Homes of Jacksonville. Ball Hardware, a local firm supplied paint and hardware and the stucco came from the John S. Graham firm in Jacksonville. Original tenants include: Sanford Shoe and Clothing, Piggly-Wiggly Grocery, Hunt's Pharmacy, Baumel's Specialty Shop, and the Lu-Beth Cafeteria which was Sanford's first..

Construction is a reinforced concrete frame faced with tapestry brick and Arnold ornamental stone and stucco. The windows are copper trimmed with a Vermont marble base. Red and white decorative terracotta mission tile is on the facade parapet. The rectangular floor plan is covered with a flat roof. A street level marquee covers the sidewalk. The building has not been significantly altered since its erection.

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places - 1976

 
Erected 1989 by the Sanford Historic Preservation Board.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Florida, Sanford Historic Preservation Board marker series.
 
Location.
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By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
2. The Meisch Building Marker
28° 48.711′ N, 81° 16.003′ W. Marker is in Sanford, Florida, in Seminole County. Marker is on East First Street west of Palmetto Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. The marker is mounted on the building, facing the sidewalk. Marker is at or near this postal address: 224 East First Street, Sanford FL 32771, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Peoples Bank Building and Block (within shouting distance of this marker); The N.P. Yowell and the Garner-Woodruff Buildings (within shouting distance of this marker); The U.S. Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); The DeForest Block (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sanford Herald Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hill Hardware Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Whalers Saloon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The DeForest Building (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Sanford.
 
Regarding The Meisch Building. The Meisch Building is not listed individually with the National Register of Historic Places. In the NRHP listing cited by the marker, the building is designated one of several Contributing Structures within the Sanford Commercial District, a National Historic District.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
The Meisch Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
3. The Meisch Building Marker
The Meisch Building image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
4. The Meisch Building
 
 
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