28 Mar 2017

Downtown Jacksonville Skyline from Memorial Park

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“A view of downtown Jacksonville from West, From the Riverside High Rise on a gray day But it is a Interesting view.” LS According to photographer Loyd Sandgrens’ note accompanying this print the photograph was taken from the Park Lane apartment building on the West edge of Memorial Park and looking toward the Northeast. The [...]

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 [...]

24 Apr 2014

Late Afternoon Skyline View

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A beautifully quiet view of downtown Jacksonville from the late 1940′s or early 1950′s with the skyline reflected in the glassy St. Johns River. You can still get to see this late afternoon sunlight skimming over the surfaces of the buildings as it sets below the cloud layer today but you will never see this [...]

03 Oct 2013

Downtown Aerial, 1953

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A 1953 aerial view looking North at the Jacksonville waterfront, downtown and Springfield neighborhood. The former Blodgett Homes housing project can be seen in the upper left of the photograph.  It was built in 1942 as housing for people returning from military service and was said to be the largest housing project in Jacksonville.  Plenty [...]

09 Dec 2011

1960′s Jacksonville Skyline

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Looking at the Jacksonville skyline from an elevated position on the old Prudential building with the first Acosta Bridge in the foreground and an earlier incarnation of the boat ramp and Friendship park in the lower right of the frame. This was taken after the Lobster House restaurant was demolished and the building that now [...]

02 Aug 2011

A Different Downtown

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Looking South East through downtown Jacksonville in the 1950′s.  About the only thing still in this photo today is the Main Street Bridge.  Lower left is the old Union Bus Station.  The light colored 4 story building housed Muntz TV on the ground floor.  Across the river behind the bridge is the Gibbs Shipyard.  Almost [...]

22 Jul 2011

Skyline With Raised Bridge

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“Another view of the Jacksonville Skyline from the Gibbs Shipyard on the Southside.  I waited for the bridge to go up to get this unusual  view.  8X10 Camera. 1950′s.” LS

14 Jun 2011

Bridge Traffic

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Looking North across the Main Street Bridge toward downtown Jacksonville.  Early 1950′s.

22 Feb 2011

Down By The River

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View looking North across the St Johns River from the Southbank just East of the Main Street bridge.  Approximately late 1940′s to early 1950′s.

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.

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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