The Sanford Residential Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989. There are 434 historic homes in the district, representing a number of different time periods and architectural styles. The buildings within the district were primarily constructed during the city’s historic period of prominence as an agricultural and transportation center.
Sanford was built on a grid plan with numbered east-west streets and land set aside for parks, churches, and schools. Residential neighborhoods were south of the waterfront commercial district, away from the threat of flood and disease.
The Residential Historic District tour was created by the Sanford Historic Trust, financed in part with historic preservation grant assistance provided by the Bureau of Historic Preservation, Division of Historical Resources, Florida Department of State, assisted by the Historic Preservation Advisory Council. The homes in this tour represent a small sampling of the many historic homes within the district.
The tour is a loop that begins and ends at the University of Central Florida Public History Center (former Student Museum) with an extension out to Hopper Academy, the first school for African Americans in Seminole County. View a map of the tour Here.
Click the image or street address below for more information about each of the locations.