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16 May 2019

Confederate Park Aerial, 1955

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“The street on the left is Main Street. The first street going to the left is Orange Street where Claude Nolan’s Cadillac was. In the center is Confederate Park which is still there. 1955. The white building on the upper right is the Scottish Rite building.”  LS Much has stayed the same as in this […]

04 Mar 2019

Down for the count in downtown Jacksonville, 1953

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“This was an accident on the corner of Main and Beaver Streets. The Kaiser car hit a man (who was a boxer) and this knocked him out. I was near the accident and took this picture. 1953.” LS Like so many of Loyd Sandgren’s photographs, as I scan them for one reason I often discover […]

29 Sep 2015

From High Atop The Main Street Bridge, 1951

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“A scene taken from the Main Street Bridge when it was up.  The tall building on the left side is the Lynch Building. The building on the right with the water tower is the Florida Theatre.  About the middle of the picture was the City Hall. The street on the left is Main Street. 1951.” […]

22 Sep 2015

Free Muntz TV With Every Henry J Purchase

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“Alexander Motors, 2037 Main Street. They sold the Henry J and the Kaiser Frazer.  Notice the sign, it says they will give away a Muntz TV.  1950.”  LS The banner hanging on the front of the dealership advertises a Free 20 inch Muntz TV with every Henry J purchase and there is a row of […]

03 Sep 2015

WJAX On Main Street

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“This building was on Main Street between Orange and First Streets.  It was owned by the city of Jacksonville and the radio station WJAX was here and so was the water works.  1954.”  LS The City of Jacksonville started radio station WJAX and it’s first broadcast was on Thanksgiving, 1925. According to one source, the […]

04 Sep 2014

Looking South Down Main Street

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A late 1940’s view looking South down Main Street from the corner of 1st. Street in Springfield.  The downtown skyline can be seen in the distance.  Great Jax Beer billboard over the roof of Jack Brooks Motors and Troger’s Garage.   A portion of the city waterworks park can be seen to the right of […]

21 Aug 2014

Ringside Action

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More Women’s Wrestling action by photographer Loyd Sandgren shot in the arena located at Main Street and Beaver Street.  The details of the crowd, seen better in the enlargement below are fascinating.  The men’s straw hats, cigarettes being smoked.  Then there is something about the guy sitting in the right of the frame with the mustache […]

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 […]

31 Jan 2014

Southbank 1955

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“In the foreground was the cleared land for the new park.  South Main Street leading to the Main Street Bridge, Gibbs Shipyard in the center of picture.  Lobster House on left.  Mary Street on right.  1955.”  LS This photo was taken at a time when the city was starting a building boom with a new […]

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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