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

The Whalers Saloon

Erected - 1887

 

— 112 South Palmetto Avenue —

 
The Whalers Saloon Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
1. The Whalers Saloon Marker
Inscription.  Finished in 1887, this building was built by Colonel A.M. Thrasher who was President of the Sanford Ice and Cold Storage Company. It originally housed a saloon and a sporting goods store.

The Romanesque Revival architecture style is typical of many small brick commercial buildings of the late 1880's and is distinguished by it's rather crude and shallow decorative brickwork. The ground story facade was plain brick, now covered. Above the marquee are a brick cornice and modillion and piers at the corners. A flat roof with parapet and rectangular floor plan are also a part of this building's characteristics.

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places - 1976

 
Erected 1989 by the Sanford Historic Preservation Board.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Florida - Sanford Historic Preservation Board series list.
 
Location. 28° 48.681′ N, 81° 15.964′ 
The Whalers Saloon Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
2. The Whalers Saloon Marker
W. Marker is in Sanford, Florida, in Seminole County. Marker is on South Pametto Avenue south of East First Street, on the right when traveling south. The marker is mounted on the building, facing the sidewalk. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 112 South Pametto Avenue, Sanford FL 32771, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The E. E. Brady Livery Stable (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bishop Block (within shouting distance of this marker); The U.S. Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); The Peoples Bank Building and Block (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sanford Herald Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Meisch Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Imperial Opera House (about 300 feet away); The Hill Hardware Building (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sanford.
 
Regarding The Whalers Saloon. The Whalers Saloon 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 Whalers Saloon Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
3. The Whalers Saloon Marker
The Former Whalers Saloon image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
4. The Former Whalers Saloon
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 4, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 452 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 4, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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Oct. 22, 2020