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

The DeForest Building

Erected - 1889

 

104 East First Street

 
The DeForest Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
1. The DeForest Building Marker
Inscription. After construction in 1889, the DeForest Building, named for its owner Henry L. DeForest, became one of Sanford's original structures in the late nineteenth century commercial district. This was Mr. DeForest's second downtown building. The city directory lists a crockery and glassware business run by Mr. A. Siman as one of the building's early tenants.

The Romanesque Revival architectural style, constructed of brick, was originally distinguished by three pier-like projections above the facade. In the 1950's a new facade of stucco was added which gives the building a parapet with pediment screen in the center and piers at the sides. The floor plan is rectangular and the building has a flat roof.

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. 28° 48.709′ N, 81° 16.054′ W. Marker is in Sanford, Florida, in Seminole County. Marker is on East First Street east of Park Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. The marker is mounted on the building, facing
The DeForest Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
2. The DeForest Building Marker
the sidewalk. Marker is at or near this postal address: 104 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 Brumley - Puleston Building (a few steps from this marker); The First National Bank No. 2 (within shouting distance of this marker); The N.P. Yowell and the Garner-Woodruff Buildings (within shouting distance of this marker); The DeForest Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Rollins College (within shouting distance of this marker); The First National Bank No. 1 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hill Hardware Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Meisch Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Sanford.
 
Regarding The DeForest Building. The DeForest 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 & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
The DeForest Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
3. The DeForest Building Marker
The DeForest Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
4. The DeForest Building Marker
The marker is mounted at the east end of the building (near the right edge of this photo).
 
 
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