Crowd Gathers for Car Accident at Bay and Laura Streets, 1955

September 19th, 2019, 8:00H · Topics: Around Town, Business, Getting Around · Print

“Stockton Whatley Davin & Company on the corner of Bay and Laura Streets. On the right of the corner building was Mal Haughton Real Estate company then Jones Furniture Co. and Ross Perkins on the left on South Laura Street before these buildings burned down. Note the cash register on the sidewalk. It was thrown there after the impact of the accident. 1955”  LS

This photo was probably shot from the roof of the bank building at the Northeast corner of the intersection of Laura and West Bay Streets in what is now the Regions Bank. It is the only building at this intersection that still exists from when this photograph was taken. The road running to the left of the Stockton Whatley Davin & Company is the Southernmost portion of Laura Street. The block is now populated by a more modern office building that is currently being renovated and the newly renamed VyStar Credit Union building. The block across West Bay Street from the Stockton Whatley Davin & Company building is the home of the Bank of America tower and the block across Laura Street is the Wells Fargo Building, originally built as the Independent Life Building.

Detail showing the cash register on the sidewalk.

Loyd Sandgren did a lot of work for Stockton Whatley Davin in addition to accident scene photographs for insurance and cab companies. I wonder if he was able to double dip with this photograph.


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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