Frank Hardy Made My Photographs Two

Garden and Palafox Streets …

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This is the corner of Garden and Palafox Streets in downtown Pensacola.  It was before the Hotel San Carlos was built, so I am not sure of the year that this photo was made.  This was a photo that I had found in a box of photos and it looked like the  original photograph.  Notice the fountain that is in the intersection.  I have seen several photos of it and I might even have one around somewhere.  It looks as if it is a funeral procession with the hearse being drawn by a horse.  As usual, all comments are welcomed and appreciated.  Thanks for looking …

Written by Frank Hardy

May 10, 2012 at 2:10 pm

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  1. Faye Fulghum remembers V-E day well. The entire town showed up at Garden & Palafox to celebrate with hugs and kisses.

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    Ann Hall

    August 19, 2012 at 2:47 pm

  2. My father, who was born at the old Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola in 1927, told me that at one time there was a tiny creek/stream in the median of Palafox that had been filled in. That may have been a water source for the fountain.

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    Mark Reed

    August 19, 2012 at 5:45 am

    • I would not doubt it … Frank

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      Frank Hardy

      August 22, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    • There was a “fountain” in the intersection of Palafox and Garden that was for watering horses. It is now in front of the post office at 101 South Palafox. There were two creeks that ran on the east and west side of downtown Pensacola. Washerwoman Creek was about where Spring Street is and Cadet Creek just east of Alcaniz. The British built a “ditch” or canal between the two streams that ran east and west along Garden street. The area north of Garden was very swampy. When development moved north of Garden, around the turn of the century, there was a ditch along Palafox to drain the swamp land. This is probably the creek you father was talking about.

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      cindiecat7

      March 13, 2013 at 8:35 pm

      • Thanks for the comment … that is interesting about the fountain. I have had a PO Box in the Downtown Post Office for the last 35 years and have walked past that fountain for no telling how many years since it was placed where it is today. I never put it being the one used as a horse watering fountain in the middle of Garden and Palafox until you just mentioned it. I have a negative some where showing that fountain, so I am going to find it and scan it and post it. The photo was in a book entitled ” Picturesque Pensacola ” and I have only seen one copy of this book by a photographer named Cottrell. The Pensacola Historical Society does not even have a copy of this book! As far as the streams you mentioned, I do not believe that I have ever heard that before, but it is interesting. Thanks again for your comment and please check back … Frank

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        Frank Hardy

        March 14, 2013 at 3:11 pm


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