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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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Florida, Sanford Historic Preservation Board marker series.
 
Location. 28° 48.681′ N, 81° 15.964′ 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. Touch for map. The marker is mounted on the building, facing the sidewalk. Marker is at or near this postal address: 112 South Pametto Avenue, Sanford FL 32771, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
The Whalers Saloon Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
2. The Whalers Saloon Marker
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.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
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. This page originally submitted on March 4, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 344 times since then and 34 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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