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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. […]

07 May 2015

Mid 1950’s Downtown Aerial

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An aerial view of downtown Jacksonville shot looking Northeast taken in 1955 according to photographer Loyd Sandgren’s note that accompanied the print.  

23 Oct 2014

1952 View Of Downtown Jacksonville

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This was shot in 1952 according to a note on this Loyd Sandgren photograph of downtown Jacksonville.  It appears to have been shot from one of the upper floors of the building now called Residences at City Place, originally built as an apartment building in 1949 on West Ashley Street.  The view is looking South […]

27 Aug 2014

Hogan And Church Street Intersection, 1950’s

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“On the corner of Hogan and Church St. was the Harry James Insurance Building.  Then it became a bookstore and now a printing Co.”  LS Both the Harry James Insurance Building and the Jones Brothers Furniture building are still standing.  Now both appear to be empty except a sandwich shop in the West Church Street […]

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 […]

20 Jul 2012

Infrared Skyline View, 1953

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An infrared image shot by photographer Loyd Sandgren of the downtown skyline from the South bank of the St. Johns River at the location of the present day boat ramp and River City Brewing Company.  1953.  Infrared images were shot with a special film sensitive to the infrared light spectrum.  It had to be handled […]

03 May 2012

Bruce Trailer Sales On Parade

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A 1940’s Cadillac pulls a shinny new Bruce Trailer Sales All-Metal Life Time Trailer past the Brooks Motors Inc. building at the corner of Union and Laura Streets.  There is the front end of a vehicle following the trailer decorated with ribbons so my guess is it was part of a parade through downtown Jacksonville.  […]

05 Mar 2012

Miss Jacksonville Pageant

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Contestant in the Miss Jacksonville Pageant held in the Palace Theater in downtown Jacksonville.  1950’s.  I’m sure the extension cords stringing the stage lights together were up to code. The Palace was one of almost two dozen theaters located along Forsyth Street, Main Street, Bay Street and a few other locations around downtown Jacksonville during […]

29 Nov 2011

Navy Machine Gunner, 1944

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“Here is a gunner getting ready to fire his machine guns.  This was a typical photo, taken for Public Relations.  This photo was sent to the home town newspaper to show what a native son was doing.  The interesting thing about this picture is, the plane was on the ground and there was a platform […]

22 Nov 2011

West Bay Street, 1952

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“1952.  A street scene on Bay Street between Laura and Hogan.  The Democrats were running Stevenson and Sparkman.  You are looking West Northwest.  Note the Earle, Mayflower and Seminole Hotels.  The Casino theater at that time was nine cents. Some difference in it today.” LS I like the way the Democrat Headquarters on 124 W. […]

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About Photographer Loyd Sandgren

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