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16 Jul 2015

Mid-Century Modern Motel

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This image from the Loyd Sandgren collection has no information attached to the print and I can find no signage or address to help identify this 1950′s vintage Mid-Century modern motel but if this looks familiar to anyone, please share your knowledge. Despite the lack of information, the photo is too nice not to share. [...]

09 Jul 2015

Future Site Of The Ed Ball Building

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“This picture shows a parking lot where the Ball Building is today.  Streets are Julia, Monroe, Hogan and Adams Streets.  About 1956.”  LS Seems like every transitional space in downtown Jacksonville was a parking lot at one time or another. This image was taken from the corner of Julia Street and West Adams Street looking [...]

03 Jul 2015

Hope Haven Chocolate Bunny

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“Here was a great display and very tasty.  This was a 50 pound bunny rabbit, given to the children at the hospital.  It was very hot that day so we got all the people in place, and then rushed the candy in the sun.  The few minutes it took to take the picture, it was [...]

26 May 2015

Houses Of Ill Repute

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“The first block of West Beaver Street. Peggy was a prostitute and she owned these houses.  She operated her business there. She was murdered there one night by her boyfriend  There was always troubles there as you can see by the ambulance. This was on the North side of Beaver.”  LS A parking garage belonging [...]

30 Apr 2015

Lights, Camera, Action!

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This is another behind the scenes image from the film shoot shown in San Marco shown in this previous post.  It looks like a different angle on the same setup judging by the sidewalk and driveway toward the back of the car.  

23 Apr 2015

Big Boat, Little Boat

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As described in a number of previous posts photographer Loyd Sandgren had among his commercial clients Huckins Yacht Corporation and Otis C. Borum Boats, Inc., both Jacksonville headquartered boat builders that served very different segments of the boating market.  Huckins had a history of boat building dating back to the late 1920’s and concentrated on [...]

07 Apr 2015

Ernest Hinds Revisited

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A different angle of the hospital ship Ernest Hinds tied up on a pier on the Northbank of the St. Johns River in downtown Jacksonville.  You get a good sense of the working waterfront that covered most of Jacksonville’s riverbank up until the 1960’s.  This frame was shot during the 7 month period between 1946 [...]

11 Mar 2015

Terry’s Kiekhaefer Mercury Dealership

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(Update:  An industrious Vintage Jacksonville fan found a vintage postcard of the Motel Capri which looks like the building in the background of this image with a 1958 postmark. It was located at North Main Street and 38th. Street across from Evergreen Cemetery) I can’t find any clues to give me the location of Terry’s [...]

10 Feb 2015

Model With Chrome Nozzel

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Bathing suit clad model Eva Sloan posing with a nozzle atop a fireboat. I thought it might be the Roosevelt Blvd. Bridge over the Ortega River in the background but my friend Bill Yates who has lived in Jacksonville most of his life, much of it in the Ortega area, thinks this may be the [...]

28 Jan 2015

GE TV Delivery

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“When the Robert Meyer Hotel was built, the G.E. Company sold them all their TVs, the salesman was the center man.”  LS The Robert Meyer Hotel had its groundbreaking July 9, 1957 in downtown Jacksonville. Opening in 1959 it was claimed to be Florida’s largest commercial hotel with 563 guest rooms to host business travelers [...]

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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