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15 Dec 2015

The New 1952 Federal Reserve Bank Building

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“The Federal Reserve Bank Building after it was completed. The old bank building was just one block away, Church and Hogan Streets. The day they moved into the new building they moved about 10 billion dollars in all kinds of papers and money. There were men with machine guns on all the buildings around, plus, [...]

11 Nov 2015

Corsairs At The Ready, Mayport 1944

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“U.S. Naval Air Station, Mayport, Florida.  September 1944. This photo is looking North-East where the new base had a name change and was now an Airbase.  Most of the airplanes were Corsairs, as many as 17 pilots were killed in one afternoon there.  My job was to photograph the wrecks.” LS Loyd Sandgren first came [...]

13 Oct 2015

Pearl Plaza, 1950′s

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“This was one of the new and big shopping malls in Jacksonville during the early 50’s. As you can see the A&P store was the major store.  The Place is still there but it doesn’t look like that today.  This is on Pearl and 42nd. Streets.”  LS The Pearl Plaza is still standing on the 5200 [...]

18 Aug 2015

Bathing Beauty On The Beach

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As the summer winds down and the days at the beach become more limited it seems like a nice time to post this image by photographer Loyd Sandgren. This undated photograph, probably dating from the 1950’s of a stylish young lady on the beach has no information about the location or the identity of the [...]

14 Aug 2015

Swisher Gym At Jacksonville University, 1957

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“The Swisher Gym, donated by Mr. Swisher of the cigar company.  One of the first big buildings built at Jacksonville University  1957.”  LS According to the Jacksonville University timeline, JU started as William J. Porter University in 1934, meeting in the 3rd. floor auditorium of the First Baptist Educational building. In 1935 the school changed [...]

16 Jul 2015

Mid-Century Modern Motel

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This image from the Loyd Sandgren collection has no information attached to the print and I can find no signage or address to help identify this 1950′s vintage Mid-Century modern motel but if this looks familiar to anyone, please share your knowledge. Despite the lack of information, the photo is too nice not to share. [...]

09 Jul 2015

Future Site Of The Ed Ball Building

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“This picture shows a parking lot where the Ball Building is today.  Streets are Julia, Monroe, Hogan and Adams Streets.  About 1956.”  LS Seems like every transitional space in downtown Jacksonville was a parking lot at one time or another. This image was taken from the corner of Julia Street and West Adams Street looking [...]

03 Jul 2015

Hope Haven Chocolate Bunny

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“Here was a great display and very tasty.  This was a 50 pound bunny rabbit, given to the children at the hospital.  It was very hot that day so we got all the people in place, and then rushed the candy in the sun.  The few minutes it took to take the picture, it was [...]

26 May 2015

Houses Of Ill Repute

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“The first block of West Beaver Street. Peggy was a prostitute and she owned these houses.  She operated her business there. She was murdered there one night by her boyfriend  There was always troubles there as you can see by the ambulance. This was on the North side of Beaver.”  LS A parking garage belonging [...]

30 Apr 2015

Lights, Camera, Action!

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This is another behind the scenes image from the film shoot shown in San Marco shown in this previous post.  It looks like a different angle on the same setup judging by the sidewalk and driveway toward the back of the car.  

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About Photographer Loyd Sandgren

I first met Loyd Sandgren in 1997 as I was putting photo gear back into my car after... Learn More