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29 Mar 2016

Jacksonville’s Transforming Waterfront, 1957

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This is an image of the East side of the downtown Jacksonville waterfront as the area was making the transition from a working waterfront covered with piers and warehouses over the St. Johns River to the one we have today with bulkheaded banks and infill. Here the section of the river bank just East of [...]

23 Nov 2015

Dark and Foggy Night

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“Here is a picture of me standing in front of my 1957 Plymouth in a foggy night, with the headlights and streetlights on. This was on Laura and Waterfront, now where the landing is today.”  LS During a recent session of scanning images from Loyd Sandgren’s collection I came across this print that I didn’t [...]

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.” [...]

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.  

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 [...]

29 May 2012

Crumbling Docks

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An aerial view of the decaying docks and warehouses along the North bank of the St. Johns River just East of the Main Street Bridge in downtown Jacksonville in the late 1940′s or early 1950′s.  This was near the end of the city waterfront being a working waterfront as bulkheads and parking lots replaced wooden [...]

14 Feb 2012

Ernest Hinds With Skyline

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Built in 1918 this ship was designed as a passenger liner but was taken by the Navy for use during WW I for troop transport and named the USS Santa Teresa.  After the war it was returned to it’s owners and operated commercially for the next 20 years as the SS Santa Teresa and then [...]

03 Mar 2011

Working Waterfront

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Another of the many skyline views from the Loyd Sandgren photography collection.  Late 1940′s.  The St Johns river was still a working waterfront on both banks near downtown.

22 Feb 2011

Down By The River

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View looking North across the St Johns River from the Southbank just East of the Main Street bridge.  Approximately late 1940′s to early 1950′s.

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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