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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 …

Written by Frank Hardy

August 30, 2011 at 7:41 pm

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  1. My parents built a home on 12th Avenue just before Bayou Blvd. and we moved in in the Spring of 1957. I grew up riding my bike up and down all of these new roads.
    I really enjoy your photos. I was born in Pensacola in 1948, Graduated from PHS in 1964, Married in St. Michaels in 1969 so I remember a lot of this history. Brings back a lot of history. Thanks, Don Hensarling


    Don Hensarling

    April 1, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    • Your last name is vaguely familiar, I cannot put a face or a place to you. The name ” Alma ” Hensarling sort of rings a bell … was that your mother? Thanks for writing and please check back … Frank


      Frank Hardy

      April 2, 2013 at 9:43 am

      • Yes, my mother was Alma Hensarling. She was a broker with Better Homes Realty (George White) for many years. My father was Johnny Hensarling and was a sales manager at Pensacola Buggy Works for many years. My father passed away 20 years ago but my mother is now living in Bradenton, FL.



        April 5, 2013 at 10:53 pm

      • I cannot put a face to her, but I can remember the name. I remember George White and Better Homes Realty, since they were just up the street and I knew his sons. Thanks again for taking the time to write … Frank


        Frank Hardy

        April 16, 2013 at 10:41 am

  2. I grew up at 648 Tanglewood Dr. The house was designed by father and built in 1957. I was obviously too young to remember if it had dirt roads. I found your pictures quite by accident when I was searching for images of Muldon’s Ford dealership. My father worked there until 1967 when we moved to Tampa. I remember him driving home a brand new, just off the assembly line 1964 1/2 poppy red Mustang. To this day it’s my dream car. I’d love to know if you come across and pictures of Muldon’s or Cordova Park. Thanks so much for taking me back in time.


    Laurie Tilton

    November 12, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    • Laurie … there are aerial photos of Cordova Park and I would imagine that Tanglewood should be seen on them. I will have to go back and check … I am getting to a point where I cannot remember what I have posted in the past. As far as Muldon’s is concerned, I do not know. I thought that I might have some street views where it could be seen, but I am not sure about it. Frank ” Junie ” Wells was the president of my father’s graduating class of 1934 from PHS and I know that they were friends … I know that he did work occasionally for Muldon’s, but I have not seen any negative envelopes with ” Muldon Ford ” written on them. You have to remember that the block that my father’s studio was located in burnt down in 1975 and most all of his negatives from the early 1960’s to ’75 were burnt in the fire … so I am sure that whatever he might have had of Muldon Motors was lost in the fire. Thanks again for the comment and please check back … Frank


      Frank Hardy

      November 14, 2012 at 8:52 am

  3. My parents own the house at 1900 Godwinson at the corner of Dunwoody and Godwinson. They have owned the house since 1983, and I believe it was built in the early ’60s. Love this photo that shows the roads as dirt and my parents house not even there yet.


    Michael McCullen

    September 4, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    • Michael … Thanks for the comment. I do not remember you growing up in the neighborhood, but thanks for the writing. Please check back … Frank


      Frank Hardy

      September 5, 2012 at 9:44 am

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