Frank Hardy Made My Photographs Two

Brownsville Bicycle Shop …

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Brownsville Cycle 1_RTP_20 Mar 13 _SFW

Here is one view of the business … I have another that I will post later.  I do not remember the business, but I believe that the building is still at this corner of “P” and Cervantes Street.  The one thing that grab’s my attention is the phone booth on the right hand side of the image.  Most kids now days cannot even remember payphones, so a phone booth is out of the question!  Clark Kent jumping into a phone booth to change into Superman always come to my mind when I see a photo of one … I almost said when I see one, but other than in a photo, I cannot remember the last time I ran across one.  I know, the Navel Museum has one in one of the displays.   Thanks for looking and I will post that other photo in the next few days … Frank

Written by Frank Hardy

March 20, 2013 at 7:03 pm

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  1. none of the buildings are there now, I got a Chopper (brand bike) there, my first great bike. my sister got an “English racer” bike. they had great bikes and great service. I remember the toy store too, wish you had a photo of that. It was THE toy store before the Malls, KMart, etc, well there was A&E and Bobe’s if you wanted models.
    this was all 1960′ to early 70’s for me.
    There was also a theater, burlesque house, on Strong street, a photo of that would be cool too.

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    Bill

    April 16, 2013 at 1:02 pm

  2. As a kid in the early fifties, this was a toy shop as well as bicycle shop. One of my favorite places to go. Bill Kreitlein

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    Bill Kreitlein

    March 26, 2013 at 11:11 am

    • That is interesting. This was before my time, but I can vaguely remember seeing the building out in Brownsville. Thanks for the comment … Frank

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      Frank Hardy

      March 29, 2013 at 10:31 am

  3. very few folks know …This was the 1st Honda Dealer in Pensacola

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    john arthur sanders

    March 20, 2013 at 8:19 pm


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