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16 May 2017

Leo Fitzpatrick Florist on Laura Street

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“The Leo Fitzpatrick Building on 515 Laura Street.  This is where the Ivey’s building is today.  Fitzpatrick Florist’s became famous here.”  LS Leo Fitzpatrick Florist was one of the big players in Jacksonville’s flower business until the mid 1950’s when the business was bought in 1956 by competitor Robert Kuhn who founded Kuhn Flowers in [...]

14 Sep 2016

First Federal Savings And Loan, 1955

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“First Federal Savings and Loan on 331 West Forsyth St.  This was a very well built building and nice looking. 1955.”  LS One of the few remaining art deco buildings left in Jacksonville, the structure was completed in 1941 and initially housed the First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Jacksonville as well as the [...]

13 Jul 2016

Teen Town Building

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“This is the Teen Town Club Building on the corner of State and Liberty Streets.  It was a very active place in the late 40’s.  Later it was torn down to make way for the Jacksonville Recreation Department parking lot which it still is today.”  LS Information about this art deco inspired building was not [...]

11 May 2016

Carter Buick Garage, 1947

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This image shows the art deco influenced exterior of the Carter Buick Garage that was located at Ocean and Ashley Streets in downtown Jacksonville. This was photographed in 1947 by Loyd Sandgren. The original print is a contact print from an 8X10 inch negative. According to the photographer’s note the building was torn down in [...]

19 Nov 2014

Florida State Theatres Inc. 1954

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“The Florida State Theatres Inc. Maintenance & Supply Departments plus the Concession department on 323-325 E. Bay Street as it looked in 1954.”  LS After contacting Tisha Shelden with the League of Historic American Theatres, she made contact with Numa Saisselin, the President of the Florida Theatre Performing Arts Center in Jacksonville who provided some [...]

02 Dec 2013

Union Bus Station

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“Bus station on the corner of Bay and Hogan Streets.  Then the Sears store was built on the same corner.”  LS Great art deco lines.  Another view of the bus bay can be seen here.  This station was located on the property now used as the parking lot for the Omni Hotel across from the [...]

05 Nov 2013

Jacksonville Yacht Storage, 1950′s

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The Jacksonville Yacht Storage business, first registered in February of 1932 was located at 17 Riverside Avenue,  just to the West of McCoy’s Creek where it feeds into the St. Johns River on land that is now part of the Florida Times-Union property.  To the east of this intersection (the left of this image) Riverside [...]

29 Oct 2013

Jacksonville Imeson Airport Terminal, 1949

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“Here is what the Imeson Airport Administration Building looked like in 1949.  Now this place is where Sears and many other industrial places are.  Note Air Control Tower at the tip of the palm tree.  The good old days?”  LS Jacksonville Municipal Airport kicked off its dedication ceremony with a visit from Charles Lindbergh and [...]

05 Sep 2013

Camp Blanding Home Relocations

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  “These buildings were from Camp Blanding right after World War II.  They would take them from the camp and move them to your lot. Hundreds of people bought them and were very happy.  I think the cost was something like $750.00 total.  1947, 1948, 1949.”  LS The sign in front of one of the [...]

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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