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08 Sep 2020

Oldsmobile vs Chevrolet

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“An accident on the corner of Ashley & Main Streets. (Not much damage to vehicles). The Building on far left was an old movie studio (1920 or so). Apartments were over the appliance store. Now a vacant building.” LS A heavy metal Chevrolet pickup truck vs what appears to be a 1959 Oldsmobile Super 88 […]

19 Sep 2019

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

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“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 […]

10 Apr 2019

BIG Family Van, 1960’s

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When you searched for van options in the early 1960’s there were Volkswagen vans and the more commercial looking Chevy and Ford vans. VW Clearly had a product designed for transporting people. There was no caption information with this print from the Loyd Sandgren collection but it looks like this family needed all the seating […]

19 Feb 2019

A Dozen 1955 Cadillacs and a DC-2

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“Guy Marvin owned most of the cabs in town and also this fleet of 1955 Cadillacs. The cars were great to ride in and they were big. They are seen here at the Imeson Airport parked close to the DC-2 Airplane. That was class. I think the price was three dollars, it did go up […]

21 Nov 2018

Here today, gone tomorrow?

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The Gulf Insurance Company building on Hogan and Ashley Streets about 1950. The two story art deco style building was designed by architect A. Eugene Cellar and built at 604 North Laura Street in downtown Jacksonville in 1947. The building was bought by First Baptist Church and incorporated into their North downtown campus in 1996. […]

19 Dec 2017

Not So Happy Place

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“This shows an accident in the 200 block of West Bay Street. On the right is the Casino Theatre, price nine cents. Happy’s Place which was a beer joint, the next building not seen, was Clyde’s Bar. The cab was a Packard Car. The damage to both cars came to seventy dollars.”  LS  

16 May 2017

Leo Fitzpatrick Florist on Laura Street

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“The Leo Fitzpatrick Building on 515 Laura Street.  This is where the Ivey’s building is today.  Fitzpatrick Florist’s became famous here.”  LS Leo Fitzpatrick Florist was one of the big players in Jacksonville’s flower business until the mid 1950’s when the business was bought in 1956 by competitor Robert Kuhn who founded Kuhn Flowers in […]

22 Dec 2016

Season’s Greetings, 1958

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Christmas decorations on an unidentified Jacksonville building from 1958, according to the dates on the license plates on the cars in the parking lot. Anyone have a guess where this might have been? This is the final post of 2016 for Vintage Jacksonville. Enjoy the holidays with family and friends as you reflect on the […]

21 Jun 2016

1950’s View of Old Courthouse

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Looking South from East Monroe Street at the back of the 1902 Duval County Courthouse building with the it’s 1914 addition to the right. North Market Street runs down the left side of the photograph. On the right side of the photograph appear to be residential structures that would be behind the Morocco Temple. The […]

11 May 2016

Carter Buick Garage, 1947

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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 […]

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