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24 Aug 2017

A Pair of Barnett Bank Buildings

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  “Here is a picture of the Barnett Banks. The old one in the foreground was on Laura and Forsyth Streets. The other building still stands. 1950.” LS The bank building in the foreground located on West Forsyth Street at the intersection with Laura Street started as the Bank of Jacksonville in 1877. It was [...]

29 Sep 2015

From High Atop The Main Street Bridge, 1951

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“A scene taken from the Main Street Bridge when it was up.  The tall building on the left side is the Lynch Building. The building on the right with the water tower is the Florida Theatre.  About the middle of the picture was the City Hall. The street on the left is Main Street. 1951.” [...]

02 Apr 2014

Loyd Sandgren’s West Bay Street Photo Studio, 1950′s

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This is the second photograph from the Loyd Sandgren collection showing West Bay Street and the businesses that were operating there in the 1950′s.  It was shot with a wide format roll film camera used in this previously posted image.  Of particular note in this photograph is one of the businesses that I only noticed [...]

15 Oct 2013

Main Street Car Dealerships, 1958

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“Here is the corners of Main and Orange streets.  It shows Claude Nolan, Inc. Cadillac dealers. The Henry McClellan’s English Ford.  The section on the right is now a motel.  Claude Nolan also moved out.”  LS The Claude Nolan Pontiac/Cadillac dealership building is still standing but has been empty and boarded up for many years. [...]

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 [...]

13 Sep 2013

West Adams Street Businesses, Early 1950′s

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An Early 1950′s view of the South side of West Adams Street at the intersection with Laura Street.  Kay Jewelers had the corner location, a women’s fashion store and a Planters Peanut store are wedged between Kay and Beck Shoes.  Just peaking into the left of the frame is a portion of the Art Deco [...]

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 [...]

15 Aug 2012

The Main Street That Is No More

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“Here is a view looking South towards the Main Street Bridge.  The picture was taken from Duval and Main Street.  The first building on the left is, The Railroad Building.  Next was Cherry’s Bar, next was the Clark Building.  Across the street was the Masonic Building with the Masonic Theatre, next was the Stericha’s Furniture, [...]

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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