May 2013

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30 May 2013

Night View Rexall Drug Store Entrance

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A nice view looking through the front doorway of the Rexall Drug Store located at the intersection of Forsyth and Main Streets in Downtown Jacksonville.  Looks like you would be visually assaulted with advertising as you entered the store.  To make matters worse they even used the presidential race between Dwight Eisenhower and Adlai Stephenson [...]

28 May 2013

Homer A. Rodeheaver, 1948

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“Homer A. Rodeheaver, (with trombone).  He was a publisher and writer of over 1,000 religious songs.  He was a great showman also, he was a preacher also.  This picture was taken here in Jacksonville in 1948.”  LS According to his obituary from December 19, 1955 in the Warsaw Times-Union Homer Rodeheaver was born October 4, [...]

23 May 2013

Hazardous Duty

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“This is a picture of a ship that was loading up with equipment to be shipped overseas to Vietnam for the war effort.  Shortly after this picture was taken they asked me to go on this concrete cube (about 5 feet) to get a picture looking towards the ship.  I did and after I got [...]

21 May 2013

Jacksonville’s Downtown Core, 1955

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“This picture was taken from the Mayflower Hotel looking East to Northeast.  Almost all the buildings you see in this picture have been torn down.  The first street you can see in the foreground is Hogan.  About 1955.”  LS Actually quite a few of the buildings in the upper left half of the photograph are [...]

16 May 2013

Greyhound Ticket Window

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A transaction taking place at the ticket window of the Greyhound Bus station in downtown Jacksonville.  I’d place this photograph from the late 1940′s or early 1950′s and it was probably the Bay and Hogan Street location which predated the current Greyhound station downtown.  Great informational signage.

14 May 2013

Crowd At Miss Jacksonville Contest, 1954

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“Here is a picture of the crowd at the Miss Jacksonville Contest of 1954.  The contest was held in the Palace Theatre.  Note the young photographer near center.  People were pretty well dressed compared with today.”  LS Anyone recognize the young photographer wielding the Speed Graphic in the crowd?

08 May 2013

Trio Of Borum Boats On The St Johns River

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A nice action photo of three boats from Jacksonville’s Borum Boat Company in formation as they skim the surface of the St Johns River.  These wood runabouts had great lines and borrowed their distinctive fins from the cars of the late 1950′s when these boats were being made.  You can find more information about Borum [...]

02 May 2013

Levy’s Store At Corner of Adams and Hogan, 1960′s

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“The Levy’s store in downtown Jacksonville, 1955. Note on the right was the Kodak store, the tall building on the right was the Greenleaf Building.  All buildings still stand but all the names and businesses have changed.”  LS Judging by the station wagon on Adams Street I would say this is more likely the 1960′s [...]

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