April 2013

7 posts

30 Apr 2013

Downtown Parking, 1950′s

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“Here is a picture of where the Windsor Hotel was.  Today, the bottom right is where the Ball Building is.  The big parking lot is where the Woolworth Store is and also on the left is where the Robert Meyer Hotel stands.  The middle left is where the city Electric Building is, it was the [...]

24 Apr 2013

Heavy Lifting At Beach Bandshell

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This is another photo by Loyd Sandgren that he took of Jacksonville’s Olympic Weightlifter Joe Dube’ putting on a demonstration for a crowd at the old bandshell at Jacksonville Beach.  Probably shot in the 1960′s.  This was from a group of photographs owned by Joe Dube’ that were shot by Sandgren who covered Dube’ before [...]

18 Apr 2013

100 Block of Bay Street, 1950′s

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“This was the 100 block of West Bay St.  On the left was the Mal Haughton & Co.  Then the Mock Furniture Co.  Then Brown’s Camera Store, it started in 1916, then one of the offices of Stockton, Whatley & Davin Co.  The 50’s.”  LS Loyd Sandgren started working as a photographer for Brown’s Camera [...]

16 Apr 2013

Lake Marco Home

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“The interesting thing about this picture is the man that owned it had to move away and he said to me, “it’s a great house and you should have it.”  I liked it, as it had 4 bedrooms and looked like a house from the North.  My wife didn’t like it that much and the [...]

11 Apr 2013

Mathews Bridge Early 1950′s

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An early 1950′s view of the Mathews Bridge shot from Arlington looking North West toward Jacksonville’s Talleyrand area.  The 7736 feet long by 58 feet wide steel bridge first opened to traffic April 15, 1953 and is celebrating it’s 60th. anniversary connecting downtown Jacksonville to the Arlington neighborhood and opening the door to the commercial [...]

09 Apr 2013

Navy Ship At Mayport, 1944

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“Here is tow ships that were at our base.  This was in 1944 and they were about as big as we could handle at the time.”  LS Another early photo from U.S. Naval Frontier Base, Mayport, Florida.  I could not track down any solid information about this particular ship but if any Navy Ship experts [...]

02 Apr 2013

Live Studio Audience At WMBR

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I’ve never thought much about radio as a spectator event but apparently this show production at WMBR packed them in with the overflow audience watching from outside the viewing window.  Quite the formal affair as well.  I love how the men are all in their suits and ties and the women all wore their hats.  [...]

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About Photographer Loyd Sandgren

I first met Loyd Sandgren in 1997 as I was putting photo gear back into my car after... Learn More