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Cordova Park Aerial …

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This aerial was made back in 1959 … the roads were still dirt at this time.  I identified Bayou Blvd and also Dunwoody Drive to help orient you.  The ” Round-House ” in the bottom of the frame is featured in a prior post where my father had used a Wide-Lux Panorama Camera.  This is a new photo that I ran across several months back and was not posted on the old site.  To the right of the lettering ” Bayou Blvd ” is where Trinity Presbyterian is located today.  Thanks for looking …

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August 30, 2011 at 7:41 pm

Borden’s Dairy …

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This is the Borden’s Dairy plant that was located on Davis Highway, just south of Fairfield Drive.  On the old site, this photo and the aerial of this plant that I am going to post next, were two separate posts, but I just decided to combine the two.  The plant above is pretty much a straight commercial shot of the building itself … the aerial that I am going to post is interesting in that it was before the I-110 spur was built.  Here is the aerial view of the Borden’s plan:

Notice how Fairfield Drive was just a two lane road, and I believe that back in the 1950’s when this photograph was taken it was called ” Pottery Plant Road “.  You also see the drive-in that was located next to the plant.  I do not remember the name of the drive-in so if anyone does, let us know the name.  The school in back of the plant is still there and I believe that it is Brown-Barge Elementary, but please correct me if I am wrong.  The houses across the street are all still there today.  Remember that all comments are welcomed … thanks for looking.

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July 27, 2011 at 8:43 am

Old Sacred Heart Hospital Aerial …

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This aerial shows the old Sacred Heart Hospital and the Sacred Heart Nurse’s Home on 12th Avenue.  To the north of the hospital is the building that once housed Friendly Service Grocery, Moulton’s Drug Store and a series of offices.  One of these offices on Gonzalez Street was my father’s first photography studio.  Also, notice that there is no office building across from the hospital.  My father must have made this photo sometime in the late 1940’s.

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July 4, 2011 at 8:36 pm

Port of Pensacola …

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I ran across this aerial a year or so back, but never wanted to spend the time to clean it up.  It is an interesting view of the Port of Pensacola because it is shot from the east looking back to the west.  Most of the aerial views that I have posted before always seemed to be looking north up Palafox or from the west looking back to the east.  You even have a decent view of Seville Square, even though it looks to be all trees and not much of a park.  I have no date for this image, but I would say early 1950’s.  Anyone know a date, please speak out …

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July 4, 2011 at 7:14 pm

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Aerial over Twelfth Avenue Bridge …

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The plane is over Carpenter’s Creek in this image.  The road going into Pine Glade’s is a dirt road and no homes have been built yet.  You see Cordova Park on the other side of the Twelfth Avenue Street Bridge and it looks as if Dunwoody coming off of 12th is a dirt road.  Also, there are no houses on Bayou Texar in this view.  I am not sure of the year that this photo was made … if I had to guess it would be the early 1950’s, maybe 1951 or 52.  I have 10 or so aerials of Cordova Park my father made around this time to around 1961 that I plan to post in the future.

 

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June 14, 2011 at 8:15 pm

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