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Alcaniz and Wright Streets …

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Alcanez and Wright Streets _ RTP_ 14 July 13 _ SFW

This is looking south on Alcaniz Street.  The street light straight ahead is at the intersection of  Alcaniz and Wright Streets.  This was most likely around 1956 or 1957.  The liquor store on the right side is long gone and it is a vacant lot used mostly for parking when the Civic Center has events.  The building on the left used to be a restaurant up until the 1970’s until it closed.  It know houses several businesses … Gent’s Formal Wear, Bosa Alterations, The Emerald City ( don’t ask ) and the world famous Pensacola Photo Supply.  All of these businesses have been opened for many years and if you are looking for tuxes, alterations or anything photographic, please  stop by and see what they have to offer.  Thanks for looking … Frank

Written by Frank Hardy

July 30, 2013 at 6:51 pm

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  1. I well remember the Pensacola Lunchroom. My parents and I seldom ate out but when we did, that was where my father always wanted to go – he liked their roast beef sandwich and gravy with whipped potatoes. Thanks for all the fond memories you bring. (I’m on my son’s laptop and he never changed the email address name to mine, still has my husband’s name.) Again…..”thanks for the memories.” Mildred Mashburn Buzbee

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    Mildred Mashburn Buzbee

    July 31, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    • Mildred … Thanks for the comment. I can remember eating them as if it was yesterday. One side-note, my father was born up in Muscogee in the north-end of Escambia county Florida. I have been doing some online research of my father’s family. Some of them are buried up in the cemetery in Muscogee … there are some “Mashburn” family members buried there. Any relation to you or your husband’s? If so, I would be interested in hearing from you. I have also looked at the guest book from my father’s mother’s funeral and there were several Mashburn names in it. For some unknown reason, I want to say that they were neighbors when they lived in East Hill back in the 1940’s. I did not mean to digress on this, but I have not known any Mashburn family members ( there is a Mike Mashburn on the radio in the morning over here in Milton ). Thanks again for taking the time to comment and please check back … Frank

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      Frank Hardy

      August 2, 2013 at 10:55 am

  2. The restaurant on the left is the Pensacola Lunchroom….Open 24 hours….Sort of the Waffle House of the 50’s-60’s….Had many a late night breakfast there in the early sixties….wish it was still there!

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    Harry T. Carroll

    July 30, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    • Harry … I did not know that it was opened for 24 hours, but I remember that it was popular with the police. I can remember when the police station was just a few blocks away down on Alcaniz Street, so it was a neighborhood restaurant for them. I am with you about it still being there … I tell my wife all the time that the hot roast-beef sandwich that they served was always one of my favorite meals. In fact, it is funny because I bet that I have not eaten 10 or so hot roast-beef sandwiches since the 1970’s and I bet I used to a couple of them a month at different places back in those days. Thanks for the comment and please check back … Frank

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      Frank Hardy

      August 2, 2013 at 11:07 am

  3. look down the street, it looks like a truck or even a train turned over. Maybe the train hit a truck.

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    Bill

    July 30, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    • That is correct Bill, you have good eyes! If you look real close ( which you did ) you can make out a log truck that has it’s logs scattered all over Alcaniz Street. Someone must have run that stoplight and ran into the log truck. This was way before personal injury litigation, so he most likely made this image for an insurance adjuster who anticipated a claim being made by the log truck against lost income from the logs. I doubt in the 1950’s there were that many lawsuits unless there was a fatality involved … times have changed!! Thanks for commenting and looking and please check back … Frank

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      Frank Hardy

      August 2, 2013 at 11:15 am


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