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02 Apr 2014

Loyd Sandgren’s West Bay Street Photo Studio, 1950′s

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This is the second photograph from the Loyd Sandgren collection showing West Bay Street and the businesses that were operating there in the 1950′s.  It was shot with a wide format roll film camera used in this previously posted image.  Of particular note in this photograph is one of the businesses that I only noticed [...]

12 Mar 2014

Setzer’s On Florida Avenue And A Henry J

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“One of the super Setzer’s store.  It was located on Florida Avenue near Duval Street.  It was burned out during the race riot in the 60’s. Photo about 1952.”  LS Brothers Benjamin and Abraham Setzer arrived in Jacksonville in 1910 after fleeing Lithuania.  They started out in the Ice business and then started a lumber [...]

28 Feb 2014

Hogan and Forsyth Street Intersection

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“This picture shows the parking lot after they tore down the old hotel.  Note on right, they were building the Atlantic Bank Building.  Look at all the people on the streets, it isn’t like that today.”  LS Looking Northbound up Hogan Street at the intersection with Forsyth Street around 1950.  The Hotel George Washington stands in [...]

19 Feb 2014

Claude Nolan Cadillac Showroom Building, 1960′s

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  “Claude Nolan Inc.  The Distributer of Cadillacs (cars) in Florida.  They sold Pontiacs.  This picture was taken on the corner of Main & Orange Streets downtown.  They started in 1905 as a Cadillac dealer and have been one ever since that time.  In 1975, they moved the dealership to 4700 Southside Blvd.”  LS The [...]

06 Feb 2014

Muntz TV Sales, 1950′s

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 ”This is the Richardson Building on 35 Hogan Street.  The building was the Muntz TV sales and warehouse in the 1950’s.”  LS Earl William Muntz was a businessman and engineer who made his money selling cars and home electronics.  Muntz simplified televisions by removing as many components as possible from existing models until they no [...]

17 Dec 2013

Hogan Street, 1947

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“This is what the old Jones Business College looked like in 1947.  Note the sign on top of the building, rates for the hotel started at $1.50.  This is looking North on Hogan St. from Bay Street.  The background was the Seminole Hotel.”  LS The Hotel Seminole is the largest building in the frame and [...]

13 Nov 2013

Bay And Davis Street Intersection, 1951

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“Here is a section of town that is gone.  Davis and Bay Streets.  This is torn down now.  In fact the overhead (Skyway) is built here, on the way to the Prime Osborn Building.  1951.”  LS This intersection of South Davis Street and West Bay Street was in the heart of the La Villa neighborhood’s [...]

05 Nov 2013

Jacksonville Yacht Storage, 1950′s

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The Jacksonville Yacht Storage business, first registered in February of 1932 was located at 17 Riverside Avenue,  just to the West of McCoy’s Creek where it feeds into the St. Johns River on land that is now part of the Florida Times-Union property.  To the east of this intersection (the left of this image) Riverside [...]

24 Oct 2013

Boat Show By The Lobster House

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“This picture was taken from the Southside of the St Johns River.  You can see the old Lobster House and boat sales office.  About 1958.”  LS The boat wrapped up next to the Midtown Marina tent advertises ’1958 First Showing Borum Boats’ and a number of the watercraft with their distinctive tail fins can be [...]

15 Oct 2013

Main Street Car Dealerships, 1958

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“Here is the corners of Main and Orange streets.  It shows Claude Nolan, Inc. Cadillac dealers. The Henry McClellan’s English Ford.  The section on the right is now a motel.  Claude Nolan also moved out.”  LS The Claude Nolan Pontiac/Cadillac dealership building is still standing but has been empty and boarded up for many years. [...]

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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