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

The N.P. Yowell and the Garner-Woodruff Buildings

Erected - 1910

 

200-208 East First Street

 
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By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
1. The N.P. Yowell and the Garner-Woodruff Buildings Marker
Inscription. the N.P. Yowell Building was built in 1910 for a prominent Orlando merchant of the same name. It was designed by Jacksonville architect W.B. Talley, and built by George Venable. When opened, it was a dry goods store. Built at the same time was an immediate adjoining neighbor to the east, the Garner-Woodruff building. Designed and built by the same architect and contractor, this building was constructed for N.H. Garner and Frank L. Woodruff who were prominent local real estate agents and builders.

Almost identical twins, the two buildings share many features, yet each has its own identity. Both are of early 20th Century Commercial style, have a rectangular floor plan, flat roofs with parapets, and are constructed of brick. The N.P. Yowell Building has a parapet with pediment screen and corner piers and a suspended canopy over the sidewalk. The Garner-Woodruff Building differs in that the corners of the building have quoins, rather than soaring piers, and there are rusticated cornices above the windows. The street level facade of both buildings has been altered at various times.

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places - 1976

 
Erected 1989 by the Sanford Historic Preservation Board.
 
Marker series.
The N.P. Yowell and the Garner-Woodruff Buildings Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
2. The N.P. Yowell and the Garner-Woodruff Buildings Marker
This marker is included in the Florida, Sanford Historic Preservation Board marker series.
 
Location. 28° 48.709′ N, 81° 16.028′ W. Marker is in Sanford, Florida, in Seminole County. Marker is on East First Street east of Park Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is mounted on the building, facing the sidewalk. Marker is at or near this postal address: 204 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 DeForest Block (within shouting distance of this marker); The DeForest Building (within shouting 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 Hill Hardware Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Brumley - Puleston Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sanford Herald Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The First National Bank No. 2 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sanford.
 
Regarding The N.P. Yowell and the Garner-Woodruff Buildings. The N.P. Yowell and Garner-Woodruff Buildings are not listed individually with the National Register of Historic Places. In the
The N.P. Yowell and the Garner-Woodruff Buildings Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
3. The N.P. Yowell and the Garner-Woodruff Buildings Marker
Seen to the left, mounted on the building
NRHP listing cited by the marker, the buildings are designated as Contributing Structures within the Sanford Commercial District, a National Historic District.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
The N.P. Yowell and the Garner-Woodruff Buildings Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, December 30, 2011
4. The N.P. Yowell and the Garner-Woodruff Buildings Marker
This view centers on the Garner-Woodruff Building. Part of the adjoining N.P. Yowell Building is seen to the left.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 8, 2012, by Glenn Sheffield of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 321 times since then and 41 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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