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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 [...]

22 Dec 2016

Season’s Greetings, 1958

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Christmas decorations on an unidentified Jacksonville building from 1958, according to the dates on the license plates on the cars in the parking lot. Anyone have a guess where this might have been? This is the final post of 2016 for Vintage Jacksonville. Enjoy the holidays with family and friends as you reflect on the [...]

21 Jun 2016

1950′s View of Old Courthouse

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Looking South from East Monroe Street at the back of the 1902 Duval County Courthouse building with the it’s 1914 addition to the right. North Market Street runs down the left side of the photograph. On the right side of the photograph appear to be residential structures that would be behind the Morocco Temple. The [...]

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 [...]

12 Apr 2016

Downtown Parking at Adams and Pearl Street

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Looking Northeast from across West Adams Street at the intersection of Pearl Street in downtown Jacksonville. To the left in the background is the St. Johns apartment building which is still standing and renamed the Residences at City Place. The Federal Courthouse building built in 1933,  which also contained a post office, can be seen [...]

09 Feb 2016

The Many Incarnations of 1037 Park Street

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Show in this 1950′s image with the single longest running tenant, F.W. Woolworth Co., this building at 1037 Park Street in the historic 5-Points shopping district of Jacksonville has been the home of numerous businesses since it first showed up in the city directory listings in 1928. Prior to that time the area was listed [...]

27 Aug 2014

Hogan And Church Street Intersection, 1950′s

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“On the corner of Hogan and Church St. was the Harry James Insurance Building.  Then it became a bookstore and now a printing Co.”  LS Both the Harry James Insurance Building and the Jones Brothers Furniture building are still standing.  Now both appear to be empty except a sandwich shop in the West Church Street [...]

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 [...]

28 Feb 2014

Hogan and Forsyth Street Intersection

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“This picture shows the parking lot after they tore down the old hotel.  Note on right, they were building the Atlantic Bank Building.  Look at all the people on the streets, it isn’t like that today.”  LS Looking Northbound up Hogan Street at the intersection with Forsyth Street around 1950.  The Hotel George Washington stands in [...]

19 Feb 2014

Claude Nolan Cadillac Showroom Building, 1960′s

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  “Claude Nolan Inc.  The Distributer of Cadillacs (cars) in Florida.  They sold Pontiacs.  This picture was taken on the corner of Main & Orange Streets downtown.  They started in 1905 as a Cadillac dealer and have been one ever since that time.  In 1975, they moved the dealership to 4700 Southside Blvd.”  LS The [...]

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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