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  • Copyright © 2014, J & P Oliver
    Last Updated on June 2, 2014
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    We thought you might enjoy seeing some photos of NTM's current (as of August 2011) and future U.S. headquarters.

    Current NTM U.S. Headquarters

    NTM's current U.S. headquarters is located at 1000 East First Street in Sanford, Florida, about halfway between Daytona Beach and Orlando.

    This historic building was built in 1925, originally known as the Forrest Lake Hotel, then later renamed the Mayfair Inn and then purchased by the New York Giants.

    The building was then home to the Sanford Naval Academy from 1965 until 1976, before New Tribes Mission purchased the building in 1978 for use as their U.S. headquarters.

    Forrest Lake Hotel & Mayfair Inn

    Our fellow NTM missionaries, John & Linda McGhee, have a nice set of Forrest Lake Hotel and Mayfair Inn photos on their GoYeMcGhee.com website; thanks to Jim Cara for sharing these images from his collection of Sanford postcards.

    Sanford Naval Academy

    Sanford Naval Academy
    The building was home to the Sanford Naval Academy from 1965 until 1976.

    Cadets on the front lawn of the Sanford Naval Academy
    Cadets on the front lawn of the Sanford Naval Academy.

    Rowing practice on Lake Monroe, a wide spot in the St. Johns River
    Rowing practice on Lake Monroe, a wide spot in the St. Johns River.

    New Tribes Mission

    A nice aerial shot of the NTM headquarters building.
    A nice aerial shot of the NTM headquarters building.

    A panoramic view along First Street
    A panoramic view along First Street

    Our parking spot in front of the building
    Our parking spot in front of the building

    The NTM sign at the front of the building
    The NTM sign at the front of the building

    A lakeside view of NTM HQ from across Seminole Boulevard
    A lakeside view of NTM HQ from across Seminole Boulevard

    Future NTM U.S. Headquarters

    During the summer of 2011, the six-story downtown Sanford Tower, corporate headquarters of Federal Trust Bank, located at 312 West First Street in Sanford (approx. 0.8 miles west of the existing NTM headquarters) was put up for sale at a very reasonable price.

    After inspecting and evaluating the building, NTM made a decision to purchase the building as their future U.S. headquarters. This would allow them to eventually sell the existing NTM headquarters building, which required more costly maintenance, due to its age and larger lawn area.

    Some Exterior Shots

    NTM's future U.S. headquarters - the Sanford Tower
    NTM's future U.S. headquarters - the Sanford Tower

    Looking across brick-paved First Street
    Looking across brick-paved First Street

    The building has six stories, with lots of windows.
    The building has six stories, with lots of windows.

    A nice U.S. flag out front
    A nice U.S. flag out front

    Looking east
    Looking east (First Street is to the right of the building)

    Sanford Tower
    The property consists of the six-story Federal Trust Bank tower, which was built alongside the original single story bank building (with the white roof) and another adjacent building (which contained a special office suite for the bank president).

    Looking north, toward Lake Monroe
    Looking north, toward Lake Monroe

    Some Interior Shots

    Inside the Sanford Tower building
    One of the larger exterior rooms, on the northeast corner.

    Inside the Sanford Tower building
    One of the larger interior rooms, with carpeting.

    Inside the Sanford Tower building
    Another large interior room, this one without carpeting.

    Inside the Sanford Tower building
    A kitchen area

    Inside the Sanford Tower building
    An interior hallway, with various rooms on the sides

    Inside the Sanford Tower building
    A main hallway, with some nice pictures on the walls

    Looking out the Windows

    Looking west from the Sanford Tower building
    Looking west from the Sanford Tower building, toward Interstate 4

    Looking north from the Sanford Tower building, toward Lake Monroe
    Looking north, across the parking lot, toward Lake Monroe

    We want to thank our fellow NTM missionaries, John & Carol Pierce, for sharing from their collection of Sanford Tower photos; they also have posted a number of photos of our current NTM headquarters.

    John is a very talented photographer with an eye for a unique or humorous photo. You'll enjoy browsing his PhotoInspiration collection; we especially enjoy his Humor collection.