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Cordova Park 1959 …

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Back of House in Cordova Park_RTP _SFW

Here are some more panorama prints that I have stumbled across recently.   I believe this is the house that was next to our house at 3715 Dunwoody Drive.  If you look real close, you will see a boy standing on the back porch … that was me.  I was 5 at the time this photo was taken.  Our house was built next door to the left of this house.  Dunwoody at this point was still a dirt road.  The next photo shows Gerhardt Drive, one block to the north of this photo … it was paved.  Here is a photo showing Mr. Lautner in front of a home he had built on Gerhardt …

Mr Lautner in Front of House  _ RTP   SFW

Mr. Lautner was the man who built my parent’s house on Dunwoody.  Gerhardt is one block off of Bayou Blvd and was paved at this time … for some reason, I do not believed that Bayou Blvd was paved at the time this photo was taken.  You turned into Cordova Park off of 12th Avenue back in these days.  12th Avenue was paved and took you to the airport.  There was no Airport Blvd or PSC Blvd in 1959, so 12th Avenue became a dead-end at the National Guard Amory.  You turned right and you were in the airport parking lot.  Well, that is your Pensacola history lesson for the day … no quiz on this stuff, so don’t worry.  If anyone ever runs across any old photos of Cordova Park or of the Pensacola Airport from back in the late 1950’s or 1960’s, please let me know because I would love to see them.  Even old snapshots that someone in your family made … they do not have in great shape, just clear mostly.  Let me hear from you and thanks again for looking … Frank

Written by Frank Hardy

November 15, 2013 at 10:44 am

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  1. Frank,

    Thank you very much for posting all of these great photos of our hometown. Please keep up the good work. -Chris

    Chris Wells Sent from a wireless device


    Wells, Chris

    November 16, 2013 at 9:18 am

    • Thanks Chris … Nice to hear from you. I am just glad to know that someone out there that I know enjoys looking at these old photos of 12th Avenue, East Hill and Pensacola from back in the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. I still have ways to go before I run out of photos to share … I still have many negative envelopes of weddings, families and such that I have not really gone through. I know that there are images there that are interesting and I will get through them eventually. Thanks again for commenting and please check back … Frank


      Frank Hardy

      November 18, 2013 at 8:26 am

    • Thanks Billy … Let me also know if you run across photos that people might have. I have some negatives somewhere of the construction crews re-surfacing or extending the runway back in the 1950’s. I posted them on the old site and I thought that they were interesting. They did not show much of the airport, but you see the control tower and main building off in the distance. Thanks for the comments and the first of next year let’s get together and talk and I will give you your sister’s wedding negatives. Keep in touch … Frank


      Frank Hardy

      November 16, 2013 at 8:46 am

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