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

The Hill Hardware Building

Erected - 1917

 

— 108 South Magnolia Avenue —

 
The Hill Hardware Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
1. The Hill Hardware Building Marker
Inscription.  This building was erected in 1917 by the Directors of the Seminole County Bank shortly after the adjacent bank building facing First Street was completed. It was constructed of brick and stucco and intended to provide room for two stores downstairs and offices upstairs. It was first occupied by Hill Hardware, owned and operated by Mr. W.J. Hill.

Basically unaltered since construction, the building has a rectangular floor plan, a flat roof with parapet and a drop molding cornice over the two front windows.

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° 48.68′ N, 81° 16.025′ W. Marker is in Sanford, Florida, in Seminole County. Marker is on South Magnolia
The Hill Hardware Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
2. The Hill Hardware Building Marker
Avenue north of East Second Street, on the left when traveling north. The marker is mounted on the building, facing the sidewalk. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 108 South Magnolia 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 Sanford Herald Building (a few steps from this marker); The DeForest Block (within shouting distance of this marker); The Peoples Bank Building and Block (within shouting distance of this marker); The Imperial Opera House (within shouting distance of this marker); The N.P. Yowell and the Garner-Woodruff Buildings (within shouting distance of this marker); The Meisch Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The DeForest Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The First National Bank No. 2 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sanford.
 
Regarding The Hill Hardware Building. The Hill Hardware 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 Hill Hardware Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
3. The Hill Hardware Building Marker
The Hill Hardware Building image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
4. The Hill Hardware Building
At the time of this photo, the building was home to a coffeehouse/cafe and professional offices.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 8, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 378 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 8, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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