Catalyst Site Update

"What is going on with the downtown Catalyst site?"  That is a question that Nelson Beverly recently asked. In order to find out, he obtained some recent letters between the city and the developers which are quite interesting and speak to where the project is today. You can read the interchange here. All concerned Trust members are encouraged to read this interchange and make their own informed decision about the progress of the downtown development.

2016 Photo Project is now Complete and Online

Trust member Mike Smith has completed a project to photograph all the homes in the historic district in 2016, for archival purposes. You can find these photos from the "Archive Photos" button above and to the right. The Trust last did this in 2002. See how things have changed? 

These photos, preserved in digital format, will be turned over to teh Sanford Museum where they will be archived for future generations to come.

CALL TO ACTION: An open letter from the Sanford Historic Trust Past President, Nelson D. Beverly, to all fellow Sanfordites:

Dear fellow Sanfordites,

I implore you to take some time and watch this video.  If you love Sanford and want the best for our city then you really need to watch it. 


The video is from a recent lecture series hosted by the City of Sanford and organized by Christine Dalton.  The guest speaker is Joe Minicozzi who currently resides in Asheville, NC.

Joe lays out in very easy to understand language why it is absolutely necessary for us to invest heavily in our Downtown.  He connected the dots on how doing so will significantly increase Sanford’s tax revenues which will naturally increase the wealth level of our entire community. 

Throughout the video he shares interesting stories and provides thought-provoking examples.  This video is a practical “how to guide” for all Sanfordites on how we can maximize everything our city has to offer.


Nelson D. Beverly

Past President
Sanford Historic Trust

The 2016, 28th annual Holiday Tour of Homes is now history. We hope to have some pictures of the tour soo. In the meantime, we are ready to start planning next year's tour, so if you would like to be a part or have any input for the tour committee, feel free to drop us a line at

Full Moon Harvest Dinner Photos

photos courtesy of @BenevolencePhoto

Images of Sanford: Calendars may be available from one or more of our sponsors:

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  • Insurance Risk Services
  • Wayne Densch, Inc. 

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