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 [...]

30 Apr 2013

Downtown Parking, 1950′s

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“Here is a picture of where the Windsor Hotel was.  Today, the bottom right is where the Ball Building is.  The big parking lot is where the Woolworth Store is and also on the left is where the Robert Meyer Hotel stands.  The middle left is where the city Electric Building is, it was the [...]

17 Jan 2012

Cohen Brothers, 1950′s

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A late 1950′s view of the St. James Building as the Cohen Brothers department store.  This Henry Klutho masterwork was completed Oct. 21, 1912 (making it 100 years old this year) and originally housed retail space on the lower floors and office space on the upper floors. It was the largest building in Jacksonville occupying [...]

08 Apr 2011

Under The Sea

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“Here is a window display at Cohen Brothers in the St. James Building on West Duval Street.  I thought this was a very effective display, it looked like it was under water.  50’s.” LS I’ve looked at thousands of Loyd’s prints and have many favorites but this one is just a classic.  It is a [...]

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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