Sanford in Seminole County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
The Peoples Bank Building and Block
Erected - 1905-1910
— 201-203 East First Street —
The Peoples Bank Block, adjacent to and east of the Bank, was finished in 1910 and completed Sanford's commercial district on the south side of First Street between the Peoples Bank and the Hotchkiss Block. This area had been vacant since the block was razed by the September 1887 fire. The second floor served as offices for the Peoples Bank and the ground floor was used by the Howard-Packard Land Co. Construction is of white pressed sand brick in the Beaux-Arts Classicism style. A flat roof with parapet covers the rectangular floor plan. External decorations include a metal cornice, brackets and modillion and a brick stringcourse. A street level marquee
Erected 1989 by the Sanford Historic Preservation Board.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Florida - Sanford Historic Preservation Board series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1887.
Location. 28° 48.697′ 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 right when traveling east. The marker is mounted on the building, facing the sidewalk. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201-203 East First Street, 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 Meisch Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sanford Herald Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The DeForest Block (within shouting distance of this marker); The N.P. Yowell and the Garner-Woodruff Buildings (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hill Hardware Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The U.S. Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); The Whalers SaloonThe Imperial Opera House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sanford.
Regarding The Peoples Bank Building and Block. The Peoples Bank Building and Block 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.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 5, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 411 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 5, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.