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28 Mar 2017

Downtown Jacksonville Skyline from Memorial Park

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“A view of downtown Jacksonville from West, From the Riverside High Rise on a gray day But it is a Interesting view.” LS According to photographer Loyd Sandgrens’ note accompanying this print the photograph was taken from the Park Lane apartment building on the West edge of Memorial Park and looking toward the Northeast. The [...]

25 Nov 2016

Hemming Park 1950′s

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“A closeup of Hemming Park with the St. James Building (Cohen Brothers) in upper center. They were just building the Woolworth Store. About 1953.”  LS Looking down on the heart of downtown Jacksonville with Hemming Park in one of it’s earlier incarnations with paver paths, grass and a bandshell. The St. James Building was still [...]

08 Nov 2016

High Above Imeson Airport, 1950′s

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A 1950’s vintage aerial of the old Jacksonville – Thomas Cole Imeson Municipal Airport just off Main Street on Jacksonville’s Northside. It originally opened as Jacksonville Municipal Airport Number One in 1927 and the first airport had just two runways, one grass and one described as “cinder and shell”. In the 1920’s the concept of [...]

07 May 2015

Mid 1950′s Downtown Aerial

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An aerial view of downtown Jacksonville shot looking Northeast taken in 1955 according to photographer Loyd Sandgren’s note that accompanied the print.  

31 Jan 2014

Southbank 1955

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“In the foreground was the cleared land for the new park.  South Main Street leading to the Main Street Bridge, Gibbs Shipyard in the center of picture.  Lobster House on left.  Mary Street on right.  1955.”  LS This photo was taken at a time when the city was starting a building boom with a new [...]

03 Oct 2013

Downtown Aerial, 1953

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A 1953 aerial view looking North at the Jacksonville waterfront, downtown and Springfield neighborhood. The former Blodgett Homes housing project can be seen in the upper left of the photograph.  It was built in 1942 as housing for people returning from military service and was said to be the largest housing project in Jacksonville.  Plenty [...]

11 Jun 2013

Florida Marina Aerial, 1950′s

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“An aerial view of the Huckins Yacht Corp. on the Ortega River and Roosevelt Blvd.  Some of the finest Yachts in the world are built there.  They built crash boats and P.T. boats during World War Two.  After some of the big storms in the East, The Huckins would be the only yachts afloat.”  LS [...]

28 Mar 2013

Downtown Aerial With Labels

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“A close up of downtown in the late 1940’s.  The photo was taken looking South & East.”  LS An interesting aerial image of downtown Jacksonville with small typed labels scotch taped to the surface of the print identifying existing roads, locations and buildings built years later that have taken the place of several that are [...]

28 Aug 2012

Jacksonville Beach Aerial

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An aerial view of Jacksonville Beach looking West from over the Atlantic Ocean.  Thanks to a little help from the Beaches Museum & History Park we decided that this was from the late 1950′s or early 1960′s.  It looks so underdeveloped and small compared to what it has become today and there is nothing on [...]

07 Oct 2011

Downtown Grid

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Looking straight down on the Eastern side of downtown Jacksonville with Main Street being the top street running from one side of the frame to the other and Duval Street dividing the frame in half top to bottom.  I’m guessing this is from the mid 1950′s although I can’t really see the cars to give [...]

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