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Old Folks Home


Old Folks Home Marker (Obverse) Sanford FL

The marker reads as :

" This structure built in 1926 is believed to be the only county "Old Folks Home" still standing in Florida. The unique exterior finish called "pebble dash" qualified the building to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999. In 1925, social security did not exist, so local residents who could not care for themselves needed a place to live. To provide a home for these people in need, the Seminole County Board of Commissioners approved $9,020.00 to purchase 82 acres where a County Home for the poor would be located. The following year, the board spent $35,306.00 to build the home with separate quarters and dining rooms for white and black residents. Local people called this farm-type home "The Old Folks Home." Like other county homes at the time, each resident had a private room and shared in the chores and activities, which "

To be continued on reverse.

Latitude, Longitude

28.74328333, -81.29893333

Rights Statement


Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Old Folks Home Marker; Old Folks Home; Seminole County Home; Seminole County(Fl.); Historical marker --- Florida --- Sanford --- Seminole County.; Images


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