Sanford's Historic Districts
Sanford has two historic districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Commercial Historic District was listed on the National Register in 1976 and has 26 contributing buildings, dating from 1877-1924. The Old Sanford Residential Historic District was listed on the National Register in 1989 and contains 434 buildings in a wide range of historic architectural styles including Craftsman, Prairie, Queen Anne, Folk Victorian, National, Colonial Revival, Spanish Eclectic, and Mission.
Pathways to History - Heritage and Cultural Tours
Pathways to History is a series of self guided tours that highlight the history and heritage of Sanford. The tours focus on the City's development, architecture, African American history, technology, and military/veteran's history. Click here to view the tours.
Historic Preservation Board Members and Bios
Tammy Agnini (Chairman)
Tammy Agnini was appointed to Sanford's Historic Preservation Board in 2014 and currently serves as Chairman. A lifelong Sanford resident, Tammy is passionate about preserving Sanford's charm and history.
Tammy currently lives in the historic district with her husband Jeb and two daughters, Sloane and Sawyer. She works for Aon Hewitt as a healthcare benefits consultant and holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational communication from Rollins College.
Rosemary Aldridge is a Professional Engineer with a business and residence in Sanford. Having relocated to Sanford in 2013, she and her husband own a 1903 home near the downtown area and fell in love with the charm and character of the City. She has over 30 years of experience as an engineer with a background in environmental planning for the natural and built environment. She manages the Sanford office of Neel-Schaffer, Inc., a regional engineering firm.
Benjamin S. Boutty (Shane) is a triple-gator earning his Bachelor’s, MBA and Juris Doctor Degrees from the University of Florida. Shane has been a licensed Contractor for over 25 years and currently spends most of his time representing contractors, subcontractors and property owners in construction litigation cases throughout Central Florida. Shane is also a professor at several local colleges and writes and teaches continuing education classes for licensed contractors throughout Florida. In his spare time, Shane enjoys hunting, fishing and restoring his 100 year old Sanford home with his wife, Teri.
Cheryl Deming is a lifelong resident of Central Florida. She and her husband, Wayne, moved to the Historic District in Sanford 8 years ago. Since then they have renovated 5 historic homes and one houseboat.
Cheryl is active in the community volunteering for Alive After 5, the Sanford Historic Trust, the Sanford Welcome Center and co-chairing the first annual Full Moon Harvest.
Mary Moskowitz was appointed to Sanford's Historic Preservation Board in November 2018. Mary has 15 years of experience as a professional urban and transportation planner including with the City of Sanford from 2007 to 2013. She obtained a Master of Planning in Civic Urbanism from Rollins College. Mary lives in the Sanford Residential Historic District with her husband and children.