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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 [...]

06 Oct 2015

American Art Week Window Display, 1950′s

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“Here is a picture of the Florida National Bank when they were on the corner of Forsyth and Laura. 50’s. It was advertising the Art Week here in Jacksonville, FL.”  LS Upon closer inspection the signage in the widow gives us a little more information about the reason for the display. The banner of one [...]

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 [...]

17 Dec 2013

Hogan Street, 1947

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“This is what the old Jones Business College looked like in 1947.  Note the sign on top of the building, rates for the hotel started at $1.50.  This is looking North on Hogan St. from Bay Street.  The background was the Seminole Hotel.”  LS The Hotel Seminole is the largest building in the frame and [...]

30 Jul 2013

Restaurant Inside Lane-Rexall Drug Store

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“I think this store was the Lane-Rexall Drug Store on Main & Forsyth Streets.  This was a good place to eat and they did a thriving business in the 50’s and 60’s. “  LS I believe Loyd was correct.  This image was probably shot in the late 1940′s or early 1950′s when Loyd Sandgren was [...]

30 May 2013

Night View Rexall Drug Store Entrance

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A nice view looking through the front doorway of the Rexall Drug Store located at the intersection of Forsyth and Main Streets in Downtown Jacksonville.  Looks like you would be visually assaulted with advertising as you entered the store.  To make matters worse they even used the presidential race between Dwight Eisenhower and Adlai Stephenson [...]

15 Feb 2013

Bisbee-Baldwin Building, 1955

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“The Bisbee-Baldwin real estate Co. on the corner of Forsyth & Pearl St.  In the background you can see the George Washington Hotel, on the extreme left is the post office.  1955.”  LS This downtown Jacksonville building was built in 1951 and is currently on the market for just shy of a million dollars.

08 Jan 2013

Forsyth Street from Main Street, 1948

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“This picture was taken from Forsyth & Main Streets.  Note the Krystal hamburger place, the Woolworth’s.  See how many people were on the streets then.  1948.”  LS While looking for another image I came across this great street view of Forsyth Street looking West from Main Street that showed downtown with all it’s theaters, stores [...]

10 Apr 2012

It’s A Parade

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A military band makes it’s way down the 400 Block of West Forsyth Street crossing the intersection of Pearl Street. Looking at the cars I would guess this is the mid to late 1940′s. The view is to the West where you can see a nice selection of restaurants on the street, Comptons’s, Carroll’s Chile [...]

05 Mar 2012

Miss Jacksonville Pageant

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Contestant in the Miss Jacksonville Pageant held in the Palace Theater in downtown Jacksonville.  1950′s.  I’m sure the extension cords stringing the stage lights together were up to code. The Palace was one of almost two dozen theaters located along Forsyth Street, Main Street, Bay Street and a few other locations around downtown Jacksonville during [...]

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