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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 [...]

13 Oct 2015

Pearl Plaza, 1950′s

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“This was one of the new and big shopping malls in Jacksonville during the early 50’s. As you can see the A&P store was the major store.  The Place is still there but it doesn’t look like that today.  This is on Pearl and 42nd. Streets.”  LS The Pearl Plaza is still standing on the 5200 [...]

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 [...]

19 Mar 2012

Bono’s Bar-B-Que, 1954

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“The day that Lou Bono’s Bar-B-Que opened up on 4970 Beach Blvd.  I remember what Lou said that day, “I paid too much for that land, it was $75.00 a front foot, I guess I’ve lost all my money.”  Today that property is worth $2,000 a front foot.  O yes, that was 750 feet deep, [...]

13 Sep 2011

Riverfront Parking

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Newly cleared of docks and warehouses jutting into the river from Jacksonville’s Northbank along the St. Johns River the 1950′s waterfront now featured a seawall, fill and a fresh asphalt to create a parking lot just South of the Main Street Bridge.  The Jacksonville Landing now occupies part of this property.

08 Feb 2011

Leaky Bucket

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I have no doubt that there is a wonderful story behind this photograph by Loyd Sandgren but he left it up to us to fill it in.  Any ideas?

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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