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Twelfth Avenue Panorama …

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This view of 12th Avenue was made back in 1956 with a panorama camera called a WideLux that made four exposures on a 120 roll of film.  You can see my father’s old studio in the middle of the block.  The block was not curved … this effect was caused by the camera’s lens movement.  Notice that 12th Avenue at this time was still made of brick.  I have run across a few of these panoramas that my father made around Pensacola that I will post.  This image was posted on the old site, but I have done some additional work on the image to clean up several areas.   To the left of the studio was the “Little Duchess Beauty Salon” and to the right ( where the curve in the photo is ) was Ginn’s Restaurant.  All comments are welcomed and encouraged.  Thanks for looking …

Written by Frank Hardy

June 14, 2011 at 8:04 pm

Posted in Twelfth Avenue

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  1. Frank, Do you have anything of the Merry Go Round Clothing Store ? I remember going there for clothes. Maybe you have it in some of The Fire pictures ? Thanks

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    Billy Tarbuck

    October 3, 2013 at 2:57 am

    • Billy, I do have a couple of the interior of the shop with Mrs. Agee, the owner. I believe that she was Jack and Weezie Williams grandmother. I will look around and find it. Thanks for the comment and keep in touch … Frank

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      Frank Hardy

      October 3, 2013 at 7:44 am

  2. Frank, Do you have anything of the Merry Go Round Clothing Store ? I remember going there for clothes. Maybe you have it in some of The Fire pictures ? Thanks

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    Billy Tarbuck

    August 11, 2012 at 2:31 am

  3. I had a chance to get one of those road bricks last summer when they dug a hole in the street, right in this block too. I should have. When I was growing up Ginn’s was gone, replaced by Merry Go Round Clothing store, and the East Hill Post Office But I wonder if my mom ate at Ginn’s. I still have the new article about the fire by the way.

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    Bill

    June 15, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    • Bill – It seemed that everyone in the neighborhood ate at Ginn’s. It was always busy and Mrs. Ginn was a very well liked person. I can remember eating there like it was yesterday. I do not remember when it closed and I remember the Post Office being connected to Ginn’s, along with a dry cleaners. I found some photos of the fire that I will post sometime in the future. Thanks for commenting …

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      FrankHardy

      June 15, 2011 at 11:21 pm


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