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24 Aug 2016

Tough Little Truck

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“The Grimland Toy company made these little toy trucks. They were so well designed that you could stand on them without crushing them. They were made of aluminum and very well made. They were burned out of business in the 1950’s. Too bad.” LS I’ve been unable to find out much about the Grimland Toy [...]

13 Jul 2016

Teen Town Building

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“This is the Teen Town Club Building on the corner of State and Liberty Streets.  It was a very active place in the late 40’s.  Later it was torn down to make way for the Jacksonville Recreation Department parking lot which it still is today.”  LS Information about this art deco inspired building was not [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

29 Mar 2016

Jacksonville’s Transforming Waterfront, 1957

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This is an image of the East side of the downtown Jacksonville waterfront as the area was making the transition from a working waterfront covered with piers and warehouses over the St. Johns River to the one we have today with bulkheaded banks and infill. Here the section of the river bank just East of [...]

09 Mar 2016

1950 Grapefruit League Pennant in Hemming Park

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“1950, This picture was taken in Hemming Park downtown. The banner was given to the Major League Baseball team that won the most games in Florida.  Mr. Harold Colee was president of the Florida Chamber of Commerce.” LS Cross referencing photographs in the Florida State Archives it appears that the gentleman on the right was [...]

09 Feb 2016

The Many Incarnations of 1037 Park Street


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 [...]

03 Feb 2016

Lobster House Skyline View

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This view of the downtown Jacksonville skyline was shot through the window of The Lobster House Restaurant in the 1950’s. The structure was built on the South bank of the St. Johns River, originally as a boat repair shop and in 1944 it was converted into The Lobster House Restaurant, standing on pilings over the [...]

19 Jan 2016

Crossing The Acosta Bridge

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“I get intrigued with bridges. I don’t know how all that steel is put together and it will stand for years. Here is the Acosta Bridge named after St. Elmo W. Acosta. Built in 1921. At one time the streetcar ran down the middle of the bridge and each side was for car traffic.”  LS [...]

24 Dec 2015

Loyd Sandgren’s Christmas Present, 1953

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“In 1953 my friends gave me this photo for Christmas, my daughter Carolyn helped me display it.”  LS If you don’t get everything you want for Christmas, may you at least get what you really need. Merry Christmas from Vintage Jacksonville and best wishes for the new year.  Bob Self/Vintage Jacksonville  

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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