Frank Hardy Made My Photographs Two

One More From 12th and Gonzalez Streets …

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This is one more panorama made with the Wide-Lux 120 that my father owned.  This is from the diagonal of the last pano showing Ginn’s and Kwik Chek on the south side of Gonzalez and 12th.  The signs on the building say ” Shaws ” and ” M&M Hardware and Fishing Tackle ” .  The business at the left end of the building was  ” Friendly Service “.  They had a deli that made sandwiches and had cold salads like potato salad, cole slaw, etc.  They even had a hot bar that had meat loaf, cabbage, navy beans and the like.  That business I remember very well because it did not close until the early 1980’s.  This photo was made in the mid-1950’s, so you see that 12th Avenue was stilled paved with bricks.

Anybody out there that wants to share their memories of Friendly Service, Shaw’s or M&M Hardware and Fishing … please let us hear.  I will ask you to refrain from talking about one item from Friendly Service … their meat-loaf sandwiches.  To this day, that has to be my all-time favorite sandwich and I have never had one ( except from home ) that has been that tasty or delicious.  Thanks again for looking and let us hear your comments.

Written by Frank Hardy

August 16, 2012 at 10:06 am

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  1. Thank you Frank for finding and posting this picture. My uncle and father owned Friendly Service Grocery store. I have many fond memories of visiting the grocery store and my father would take me across the street to some little restaurant in the strip center where your father’s store was for pie and coffee while my mother would shop. I also remember they had a specialty food section with fried ants or fried grasshoppers – gross!
    You are providing a great service publishing all these pictures.
    Lucy Stringfield Galle’

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    Lucy Stringfield Galle'

    May 27, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    • Thanks for the comment and info Lucy … I saw Bob at Heyward’s funeral and talked for a minute. Dunc sent me his phone number the other day and I am going to call him up because I have several things I have found that I want to give him. Thanks again for the comment … it is nice to know who is out there looking at these photos. All I get is a group of numbers to at least let me know that someone is looking out there. Keep in touch … Frank

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      Frank Hardy

      May 29, 2013 at 9:55 am

    • what is it like knowing your family had a grocery store and deli that all others now existing are compared to by so many Pensacolians!

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      Bill

      May 29, 2013 at 10:24 am

  2. I messaged my cousin Lucy Stringfield Galle this photo link on Facebook. Her parents owned “Friendly Service” and am hopeful she’ll add some memories. –Dunc

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    Dunc McDavid

    May 18, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    • That is great … I found a negative my father made of Bob I want to give him. If you could find out a phone number for me and email it to
      frankphardy@gmail.com ” , I would appreciate it Dunc. I saw Bob at a funeral several months back and chatted for a second. Thanks for writing Dunc … Frank

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      Frank Hardy

      May 21, 2013 at 9:28 am

  3. Thanks for this memory – we use to run (and I mean run) after school from Clubbs Jr. High School down to Shaws (a long block) for a milkshake & run back just in time to catch our school bus home to East Pensacola Heights. Knew this road & nearby houses by heart!

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    Susan (Keller) Fillingim

    February 22, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    • I have posted a photo of Shaws, I believe. I am getting to a point where I am having a hard time remembering all of the posts. I have tried to produce me a book of all of my posts, but it takes such a long time, I lose interest after a while. Thanks for looking and commenting … Frank

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      Frank Hardy

      February 25, 2013 at 5:09 pm

  4. My grandmother had a house on Bobe. At a young age, my cousins and I used to walk the couple of blocks to the store. Of course then, a quarter would buy a whole bag of candy. Then J’s Bakery opened and had us always coming back for more!

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    Pamela

    December 6, 2012 at 1:55 am

    • Thanks for the comment, Pamela. I have known some Simmons in the past, but I cannot put a face or anything with the name. Please feel free to let us hear from you again. Thanks for looking … Frank

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      Frank Hardy

      December 6, 2012 at 10:47 am

  5. My grandfather was Frank Tally and he ran the deli at Friendly Service. I am pretty sure you ate one of his meatloaf sandwiches! He worked at Piggly-Wiggly before it closed and then moved to Friendly Service. He also worked at Sol Cohn before that.

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    Sue Kincaid

    September 25, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    • Sue … I can vaguely remember your grandfather or the person that I think your grandfather was. There was an older man who was always around running the store when Jim Stringfield was not around and that is the gentleman that I am thinking of … this was in the late’70’s and early 80’s. I cannot recall his name, but it might have been “Frank”. I have done some work for a “Tally” family that lives off of Creighton Road and attends Olive Baptist Church, but that was 20 or so years ago. Thanks for the comment … Frank

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      Frank Hardy

      September 26, 2012 at 9:21 am

    • The Piggly Wiggly at 1304 E Gadsden St.? PLEASE tell me you have some photos of that and the area I am searching the rest of my life for photos of that area. Especially 1221 E Gadsden, 13th and Gadsden and 13th and Cervantes. (The Candy Store, the Barber Shop…. ) 1960’s and earlier. Also Ms. Lennie Pate’s on Cervantes would be sweet.

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      Bill Jordan

      September 27, 2012 at 9:25 am

      • Bill … Thanks for the comment. I have not seen any of the old Piggly Wiggly or of any of those addresses that you mentioned. You should go down to the Pensacola Historical Society downtown in the old ” Beacon ” building behind the TT Wentworth Museum. They have all of these photographs cataloged, which is something that I have not done and to be very honest with you, I doubt that it is going to be something that I am going to do in the next few years. If I run across any of these, you know that I will put them up. Thanks again … Frank

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        Frank Hardy

        September 27, 2012 at 12:29 pm

      • I went to the Historical Society. So far, You have more photos of anything in East Hill than they do. I was very disapointed. They have a seperate file for businesses, so on my next visit I am just going to start asking by business name, but the East Hill file was to thin. They didn’t even have much on schools in that area.

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        Bill J

        November 2, 2012 at 12:35 pm

      • I think they have a lot, but it is cataloged differently. I believe that their system has to do with individual addresses, businesses and the individuals themselves … that is just my own observation looking up certain places, ie – Clubbs School, etc. Thanks for the comment … Frank

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        Frank Hardy

        November 12, 2012 at 12:22 pm

  6. There was a barber shop at the end of this building on the right. It was Johnson’s Barber Shop. I got many hair cuts there as a child. Mr. Johnson had a stiff leg. We imagined it was a war injury. Bill Kreitlein

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    Bill Kreitlein

    August 31, 2012 at 10:25 am

    • I have photographs of me getting my first haircut at Johnson’s Barber Shop … They are funny because I was crying and scared. I will have to find them and post them later. I remember that he had a barber that worked for him named Floyd Helms, I believe. Thanks for the comment … Frank

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      Frank Hardy

      August 31, 2012 at 6:36 pm

  7. Hi Frank, I was a student nurse at Sacred Heart Hospital (1046-47) when Frank was X-Ray tech. and Moulton’s was a drug store on the corner. I think Frank was not married then and an eligible bachelor (lol). He was free lance photographer and when I quit school to marry he took my wedding pictures September 1947. We celebrate 65 years next month. My husband, Jim Crooke sang at many weddings during the years as Frank did the photography so he and Frank shared many good stories. Many fond memories there. He would be proud of what you are doing.

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    Theresa Criije

    August 21, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    • Theresa … That is correct, my dad did not marry my mother until 1950, so all of those years at the hospital he was single. I have a scrapbook of photos of these nurses on the beach made back in the 30’s and 40’s, but I have no names on them and no way of ever finding who they. I know of the Crooke family and think that there were at least 6 or 7 boys and 1 girl, if that is the Crooke family that I know. Tell me what your maiden name was, because I have a box of negatives from that year that I have saved … Thanks, Frank

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      Frank Hardy

      August 22, 2012 at 12:32 pm

  8. Frank, my late husband, Norman DeWeese, would have absolutely loved this site. He was proud to say that he was third generation Pensacolian. He always enjoyed sharing Pensacola history with anyone who would listen. I bet he would have been able to offer some insight for some of your photos. Thank you for your posts. I will enjoy coming back often to see more.

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    Carol DeWeese

    August 19, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    • I remember the name, Norman DeWeese, but I cannot put anything with it, I am sorry. I know that he would have had to be closer to my dad’s generation than mine. It makes me feel good to hear these types of things … Frank

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      Frank Hardy

      August 22, 2012 at 3:06 pm

  9. Thanks for the comment, Bill. I knew that Moulton’s was on the end as a drug store … I never remember it ever being a hardware / fishing tackle store. But this was in the mid-50’s and I was only two or three at this time. Nice hearing from you and thanks for the comment … Frank

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    Frank Hardy

    August 16, 2012 at 9:04 pm


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