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

The Henry B. Lord Building

Erected - 1895

 

112 South Park Avenue

 
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Inscription. This small one story rectangular building was built between 1890 and 1895. Constructed of brick, it has a flat roof with a parapet. The exterior is covered with ceramic tile, stucco and metal lath which mask the early wood storefront. However, the original tin pressed ceiling still exists.

H.B. Lord Jewelry and Optical was established in 1879 and moved to this building when it was completed. It is the site of Sanford's oldest jewelry store and has been a jewelry store for most of its history.

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° 48.674′ N, 81° 16.088′ W. Marker is in Sanford, Florida, in Seminole County. Marker is on South Park Avenue south of First Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. The marker is mounted on the building, facing the sidewalk. Marker is at or near this postal address: 112 South Park Avenue, Sanford FL 32771, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rollins College (within shouting distance
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of this marker); The First National Bank No. 1 (within shouting distance of this marker); The First National Bank No. 2 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Brumley - Puleston Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The DeForest Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The PICO Block (about 300 feet away); The DeForest Block (about 300 feet away); The Hill Hardware Building (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Sanford.
 
Regarding The Henry B. Lord Building. The Henry B. Lord 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.

The building's long history as a jewelry store appears to have ended. At the time of this marker's entry into the database, the building was home to a bar.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
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By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
3. The Henry B. Lord Building Marker
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