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10 posts. #Bay Street

13 Mar 2018

White Waiting Room

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“The Greyhound Bus Co on Bay Street in the 50’s. Note sign, White waiting room.  Upstairs was the black restrooms and waiting room.”  LS UPDATE: Thanks to sharp eyed visitors to Vintage Jacksonville who questioned the location attributed to this image by photographer Loyd Sandgren, the information is now updated and corrected. This is the [...]

25 Feb 2014

Courthouse Protest, 1975

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“Here is a group of unhappy blacks in front of the Duval Court House.  They carried a black mock casket.  I took the picture from my studio window across the street.  1975.”  LS A group of police officers stand in front of the Bay Street doors into the Duval County Courthouse keeping an eye on [...]

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 [...]

02 Dec 2013

Union Bus Station

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“Bus station on the corner of Bay and Hogan Streets.  Then the Sears store was built on the same corner.”  LS Great art deco lines.  Another view of the bus bay can be seen here.  This station was located on the property now used as the parking lot for the Omni Hotel across from the [...]

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 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 [...]

18 Apr 2013

100 Block of Bay Street, 1950′s

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“This was the 100 block of West Bay St.  On the left was the Mal Haughton & Co.  Then the Mock Furniture Co.  Then Brown’s Camera Store, it started in 1916, then one of the offices of Stockton, Whatley & Davin Co.  The 50’s.”  LS Loyd Sandgren started working as a photographer for Brown’s Camera [...]

29 Nov 2012

Hogan and West Bay Streets, 1960

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At the intersection of West Bay Street and Hogan Street.   This is another scene that is long gone from Jacksonville’s downtown.  At the corner is the Greyhound Bar and Package Store with advertising for a dentist’s office on the floor above it.  In the background are the Hotel Aragon and the Hotel George Washington with [...]

18 Oct 2011

The New City Hall Revisited

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Here is an additional view of the riverfront City Hall building shortly before it was opened in 1960.  It gives you a peak around the right side of the building before the riverfront bulkhead was built and the area filled in.  It also gives you a look at the facade of the building with the [...]

18 Mar 2011

Making Way For Progress

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Looking at the corner of Bay Street (to the right) and Liberty Street (to the left) with fencing up prior to the demolition of this block of buildings to make way for the current Police Memorial Building which was conceived in 1967 when Jacksonville Mayor Lou Ritter called for an architect’s competition to design a [...]

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