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

The U.S. Post Office

Erected - 1917

 

230 East First Street

 
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By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
1. The U.S. Post Office Marker
Inscription. The U.S. Post Office Building was built in 1917 by Algernon Blair of Montgomery, Alabama with James Wetmore serving as the supervising architect. The Post Office opened for business August 1, 1918. It is typical of buildings constructed by the U.S. Government up through the 1930's. When the new Post Office was finished in 1962, only two blocks away, the building became the City Library for Sanford, and in 1975 it became a part of the Seminole County library system.

Architecturally it fits into the Classical Revival style, constructed of red pressed brick, and remains basically unaltered. It is trimmed in Georgia sandstone and white sandstone pillars. Other features are Venetian windows, and marble occuli flanking the entrance which is recessed into the face of the building. The original exterior is essentially intact.

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, and the Postal Mail and Philately marker series.
 
Location. 28° 48.714′ N, 81° 15.973′ W. Marker is in Sanford, Florida, in Seminole County. Marker is at
The U.S. Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
2. The U.S. Post Office Marker
the intersection of East First Street and Palmetto Avenue, on the left when traveling east on East First Street. Touch for map. The marker is mounted on the building next to the front doors. Marker is at or near this postal address: 230 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 Meisch Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Peoples Bank Building and Block (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bishop Block (within shouting distance of this marker); The Whalers Saloon (within shouting distance of this marker); The E. E. Brady Livery Stable (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sanford Herald Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The N.P. Yowell and the Garner-Woodruff Buildings (about 300 feet away); The DeForest Block (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sanford.
 
Regarding The U.S. Post Office. The U.S. Post Office 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.
 
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The U.S. Post Office Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
3. The U.S. Post Office Marker
Former U.S. Post Office Building image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
4. Former U.S. Post Office Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 1, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 460 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 1, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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