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22 Mar 2018

The New Independent Life Building, 1955

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“Here is the Independent Insurance Building just after completion, about 1955. The parking lot in the foreground was the place where the Windsor Hotel was.” LS This photograph is looking North on North Julia Street with West Duval Street crossing in front of the building from left to right. The parking lot in the right [...]

03 Feb 2016

Lobster House Skyline View

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This view of the downtown Jacksonville skyline was shot through the window of The Lobster House Restaurant in the 1950’s. The structure was built on the South bank of the St. Johns River, originally as a boat repair shop and in 1944 it was converted into The Lobster House Restaurant, standing on pilings over the [...]

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.” [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

24 Apr 2014

Late Afternoon Skyline View

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A beautifully quiet view of downtown Jacksonville from the late 1940′s or early 1950′s with the skyline reflected in the glassy St. Johns River. You can still get to see this late afternoon sunlight skimming over the surfaces of the buildings as it sets below the cloud layer today but you will never see this [...]

24 Oct 2013

Boat Show By The Lobster House

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“This picture was taken from the Southside of the St Johns River.  You can see the old Lobster House and boat sales office.  About 1958.”  LS The boat wrapped up next to the Midtown Marina tent advertises ’1958 First Showing Borum Boats’ and a number of the watercraft with their distinctive tail fins can be [...]

03 Oct 2013

Downtown Aerial, 1953

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A 1953 aerial view looking North at the Jacksonville waterfront, downtown and Springfield neighborhood. The former Blodgett Homes housing project can be seen in the upper left of the photograph.  It was built in 1942 as housing for people returning from military service and was said to be the largest housing project in Jacksonville.  Plenty [...]

21 May 2013

Jacksonville’s Downtown Core, 1955

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“This picture was taken from the Mayflower Hotel looking East to Northeast.  Almost all the buildings you see in this picture have been torn down.  The first street you can see in the foreground is Hogan.  About 1955.”  LS Actually quite a few of the buildings in the upper left half of the photograph are [...]

30 Apr 2013

Downtown Parking, 1950′s

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“Here is a picture of where the Windsor Hotel was.  Today, the bottom right is where the Ball Building is.  The big parking lot is where the Woolworth Store is and also on the left is where the Robert Meyer Hotel stands.  The middle left is where the city Electric Building is, it was the [...]

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