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31 Dec 2010

Gator Bowl Parade

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Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce Gator Bowl parade float passing by the old Federal Courthouse building ahead of the December 31, 1955 match up between Auburn and Vanderbilt in the Gator Bowl.  Vanderbilt won that one 25 to 13. It was Auburn’s third year in a row to be in the Gator Bowl beating Baylor the [...]

09 Dec 2010

Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Building

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The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad building reflecting on the almost glassy St. Johns River not long after it opened in the early 1960′s.  It is now known as the CSX building.

29 Nov 2010

Go Greyhound 1953

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According to the tag on the bus this was 1953 but I’ll leave Loyd’s note as he wrote it. “This is the way the old Greyhound bus station looked like in the late 1940′s.  The terminal was on Bay and Hogan Streets where Sears built their downtown store.  They look a lot smaller than they [...]

13 Nov 2010

1950′s Skyline From Main Street Bridge

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1950′s view of the downtown Jacksonville waterfront and skyline. This photo was shot from the raised span of the Main Street Bridge.

19 Oct 2010

Hogan Street View

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“This picture was taken from Bay Street looking North on Hogan Street.  The Seminole Hotel on the right, the Furchgotts, Levy’s, Hemming Park the Cohen’s.  On the left you can see Lenak Studio, the name spelled backwards was Jack Kanel (a great photographer) who made lots of money taking pictures of service men.  The Luggage [...]

13 Oct 2010

Building Boom

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One of the numerous incarnations of this particular block of downtown Jacksonville over the years.  This was probably for the construction of old Robert Meyer Hotel, the Woolworth and J.C. Penney buildings.  The site currently hosts the Federal Courthouse Complex.

13 Oct 2010

Looking Down On Downtown

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“Aerial photograph showing a portion of the business area of Jacksonville, Fla., on January 10, 1951.  In the middle foreground opposite the tall St. Johns  Apartment Building will be seen the site of the new Federal Reserve Branch Bank Building of Jacksonville, Florida, then under construction.  You can see Hemming Park near the middle of [...]

05 Oct 2010

Southbank Circa 1948

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The Jacksonville skyline with an undeveloped Southbank in the foreground. The Main Street Bridge was only 7 years old when this photo was taken and was one of only two auto bridges across the St. Johns River to downtown.  The other bridge was the old Acosta Bridge. “This photo shows what the Southside of Jacksonville [...]

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