2013

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30 Jul 2013

Restaurant Inside Lane-Rexall Drug Store

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“I think this store was the Lane-Rexall Drug Store on Main & Forsyth Streets.  This was a good place to eat and they did a thriving business in the 50’s and 60’s. “  LS I believe Loyd was correct.  This image was probably shot in the late 1940’s or early 1950’s when Loyd Sandgren was […]

25 Jul 2013

Muntz TV Gator Bowl Float

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“A Gator Bowl Parade of the 50’s and as you can see it was the float of the Muntz TV, which was nation wide at that time.  This was on Julia St. in front of the George Washington Hotel (Rainbow Room, the night club).”  LS  

16 Jul 2013

Looking East From Lynch Building, 1970

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“A scene looking East towards Arlington.  The year was 1970.”  LS Great early 70’s view of the far East edge of downtown Jacksonville shot from an upper floor of the Lynch Building looking over the roof of the old downtown library.  This predates the Police Memorial Building but the lot in the back right of the […]

10 Jul 2013

Talleyrand Van Delivery

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“At one time the Brundage Co. brought thousands of VW cars here, in fact it was the distribution center for the Southeast.  This shows how the vehicle was taken off the German ship.”  LS Brundage Motors was an early importer of German made vehicles to Jacksonville starting with Volkswagen and Porsche vehicles in the late […]

02 Jul 2013

Florida Barber College On Park Street, 1970’s

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The Florida Barber College located on Park Street just West of King Street in the 1970’s.  According to Wayne Wood’s book Jacksonville’s Architectural Heritage, the Art Deco structure was built in 1941 as the Orange State Oil Company Service Station.  The building is now the home of the European Street Cafe.  

18 Jun 2013

Men With Guns, 1945

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This is another frame from a series of photographs showing a Group of congressmen at the NAS Jacksonville range according to Loyd Sandgren’s notes.  Dated 10/15/45.  Again, I think this was probably from the Naval Air Gunnery School at Yellow Water.  Here is an additional photo on the pistol range of the third gentleman from the […]

11 Jun 2013

Florida Marina Aerial, 1950’s

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“An aerial view of the Huckins Yacht Corp. on the Ortega River and Roosevelt Blvd.  Some of the finest Yachts in the world are built there.  They built crash boats and P.T. boats during World War Two.  After some of the big storms in the East, The Huckins would be the only yachts afloat.”  LS […]

05 Jun 2013

Big Ships At Merrill-Stevens Ship Yard

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“Two ships that were in repair at the Merrill-Stevens Ship Yard.  A 8X10 camera was used.  Photo taken in the 60’s.”  LS The shipyards located on the North bank of the St Johns River between downtown Jacksonville and what would become Metropolitan Park started in the 1850’s and operated until 1992 under a number of […]

30 May 2013

Night View Rexall Drug Store Entrance

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A nice view looking through the front doorway of the Rexall Drug Store located at the intersection of Forsyth and Main Streets in Downtown Jacksonville.  Looks like you would be visually assaulted with advertising as you entered the store.  To make matters worse they even used the presidential race between Dwight Eisenhower and Adlai Stephenson […]

28 May 2013

Homer A. Rodeheaver, 1948

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“Homer A. Rodeheaver, (with trombone).  He was a publisher and writer of over 1,000 religious songs.  He was a great showman also, he was a preacher also.  This picture was taken here in Jacksonville in 1948.”  LS According to his obituary from December 19, 1955 in the Warsaw Times-Union Homer Rodeheaver was born October 4, […]

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