Carter Buick Garage, 1947

May 11th, 2016, 11:21H · Topics: Around Town, Business · Print

This image shows the art deco influenced exterior of the Carter Buick Garage that was located at Ocean and Ashley Streets in downtown Jacksonville. This was photographed in 1947 by Loyd Sandgren. The original print is a contact print from an 8X10 inch negative. According to the photographer’s note the building was torn down in the 1960’s.  Part of the note states that the building had previously been used as a movie studio when Jacksonville was a booming silent film production center but I am having difficulty confirming this. I will update the post when I have additional information.


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  1. 1 December 11th, 2016 20:26H

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  2. 2 Christopher McClellan August 20th, 2017 13:58H

    Is this location on Ocean and Ashley the present location of the parking lot of the Community First Credit Union on the north side of Ashley Street? If so, this location was previously the Downtown Rambler car dealership that my father (Henry A. McClellan, Jr.) purchased from Mr. Carter in the early 1960s. This location would have been the showroom for my dad’s AMC dealership and directly across the street on the south side of Ashley was the dealership’s service department. My father remained in business at this location until 1971. After that, the building that was the dealership showroom stood for a number of years until the credit union leveled it to make room for the parking lot for their downtown branch.

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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