25 Nov 2016

Hemming Park 1950′s

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“A closeup of Hemming Park with the St. James Building (Cohen Brothers) in upper center. They were just building the Woolworth Store. About 1953.”  LS Looking down on the heart of downtown Jacksonville with Hemming Park in one of it’s earlier incarnations with paver paths, grass and a bandshell. The St. James Building was still [...]

29 May 2014

Loyd Sandgren Business Card, 1950′s

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One of Loyd Sandgren’s business cards from the 1950′s. He made these himself and printed them on photographic paper.  The high angle view of Hemming Plaza shows it when it had a bandshell. The Tourist and Convention office was housed there and there was a billboard in the corner of the park.  The photo may [...]

09 Mar 2012

St. James And Hemming Plaza, 1970′s

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One of the later downtown views found in the Loyd Sandgren collection showing the St. James building which housed the May-Cohens department store, behind that is the Ivey’s department store and the newly finished Cathedral Towers stand in the background.  The Art Deco Western Union building was still a mixed use office building and palm [...]

17 Jan 2012

Cohen Brothers, 1950′s

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A late 1950′s view of the St. James Building as the Cohen Brothers department store.  This Henry Klutho masterwork was completed Oct. 21, 1912 (making it 100 years old this year) and originally housed retail space on the lower floors and office space on the upper floors. It was the largest building in Jacksonville occupying [...]

08 Apr 2011

Under The Sea

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“Here is a window display at Cohen Brothers in the St. James Building on West Duval Street.  I thought this was a very effective display, it looked like it was under water.  50’s.” LS I’ve looked at thousands of Loyd’s prints and have many favorites but this one is just a classic.  It is a [...]

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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