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Romana Street in the 1950’s …

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This panorama was made in the 1950’s, not sure of the exact year.  This is looking west on Romana Street toward downtown Pensacola.  On the left side of the street you see a Pittsburgh Paint Shop and then you have the Pensacola News Journal Building which takes you to the end of the block.  Across the street is the Morrison Cafeteria building.  I have some posts earlier where I show some interior shots of the kitchen and the table areas.  Then I had several exterior viewsof Morrison’s before they renovated later.  Local businessman Quint Studer has just purchased the Pensacola News Journal building and is planning to tear it down.  I believe an article in the local PNJ in the last week or so said that he plans on constructing housing in it’s place and possibly some offices.  Pensacola is really going to be going through some new changes in the next few years … we will just have to wait and see how all of this pans out.  I am still not convinced that what was done to the end of Palafox Street was worth tearing down the old Municipal Auditorium.  Most of the buildings that they built at the end seem vacant, however they are very nice and attractive.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

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  1. A simpler look from a simpler time. Thanks for the reminder of Morrison Cafeteria.

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    aFrankAngle

    January 22, 2014 at 8:15 am

    • I appreciate the comment … I never knew Morrison’s when it looked like this. It was remodeled sometimes in the 1960’s and that is the Morrison Cafeteria that I remember. I do not even know if the Morrison Cafeteria franchise / chain is still in existence. Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

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      Frank Hardy

      January 22, 2014 at 9:07 am

      • BTW … I came over via D @ Airports

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        aFrankAngle

        January 22, 2014 at 9:10 am

      • I thought so much … I am very appreciative that she asked me. Anyway that I can get people to view my blogs is very nice. It is nice when people take the time to write and share their thoughts here. I am interested in who sees this … I forget that most people did not know my father or know me, for that matter. Also, I tend to think that most of these images are relevant to only people who have lived or been to Pensacola, but it really is a slice of Americana from the 1930’s to the 1960’s. Thanks again for looking and please check back. I am not as organized in my blogging as Deborah, so I have no schedule as to when I post something. Really, I wait until I have a few images worked up and then I post them. I have no rhyme or reason why I post an image … I have found images that I thought would get a lot of response would get none and ones that I think are so, so get the most response. Keep in touch … Frank

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        Frank Hardy

        January 22, 2014 at 10:43 am

    • I also have some interior views somewhere on this blog, so if you go to the search tab and type in ” Morrison Cafeteria “, it should pop up. I am sorry that I did not mention it in my other reply … Thanks again for taking the time to write and comment … Frank

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      Frank Hardy

      January 22, 2014 at 9:10 am


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