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07 Oct 2011

Downtown Grid


Looking straight down on the Eastern side of downtown Jacksonville with Main Street being the top street running from one side of the frame to the other and Duval Street dividing the frame in half top to bottom.  I’m guessing this is from the mid 1950’s although I can’t really see the cars to give […]

09 Sep 2011

Ponte Vedra Inn And Club, 1947

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“Here is an aerial photo of The Ponte Vedra Club on the beach, about ten miles South of Jacksonville Beach, FL.  The club and beaches were owned by Stockton, Whatley and Davin.  This picture was taken about 1947.  A beautiful place and great food.” LS

15 Jul 2011

Mayport Basin, 1940’s

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Mayport Naval Station during WWII, dirt roads, what look like graded runways, lots of sand and scrub.  Just a handful of buildings near the West edge of the basin.  Loyd Sandgren served as the Navy Base’s photographer from 1942 to 1945 when according to what he told me, there was just a dirt road leading […]

28 Feb 2011

Above San Marco, 1940’s

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Looking North towards downtown Jacksonville from over San Marco.  Late 1940’s.  Notice the cleared field where the original Prudential Building and Baptist Hospital were later built.  No I-95 overpass complex.  Things have changed a bit in the years since then…

13 Oct 2010

Looking Down On Downtown


“Aerial photograph showing a portion of the business area of Jacksonville, Fla., on January 10, 1951.  In the middle foreground opposite the tall St. Johns  Apartment Building will be seen the site of the new Federal Reserve Branch Bank Building of Jacksonville, Florida, then under construction.  You can see Hemming Park near the middle of […]

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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