Frank Hardy Made My Photographs Two

Downtown Pensacola Through The Years …

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IMG_1127 Palfox Pier 8x10_13 April 15_SFW

This first image of the Palafox Wharf in downtown Pensacola was made back in the 1930’s and this is strictly a guess.  I found the negative in an old Kodak printing paper box that my father used to put negatives in once he was finished with it.  My guess is that someone else had taken the photograph and had brought it to my father to make prints.  That is only a guess and I doubt if we will ever know the story, but it shows Palafox Street in a different era … back when wind powered the ships. The strip of land on the far side is where the Port Royal development is now located.  On the roof on one of the buildings in the top right of the image is a sign advertising ” Elebash Jewelery Co. ” so that might date the photo if someone knows when the sign was painted.  The next photo was made in the 1950’s …

 

Days Store _ RTP _ 13 April 15 _ SFW

 

If someone can identify the year of the car parked out front, we might have a date for this photo.  I am going to make a guess and say that the car is a Chrysler, but that is just a guess.  This is Palafox Street in downtown Pensacola and like I mentioned earlier, I think that it sometime in the 1950’s.  I personally do not remember ” Day’s Credit Clothing ” or the ” Quality Shoes ” shop next door.  The last is a photo standing in the middle of Palafox at the Romana Street intersection.

 

Downtown Pensacola 70s _ RTP _ 13 April 15 _ SFW

This is looking north up Palafox and I am going to say sometime in the early 1970’s, maybe 1973.  I am sure that someone out there can most likely tell us.  It has really changed over the years.  If anyone has any comments about the time-frame of any of these images, please comment.  If anyone can remember any of these stores or anything else we would love to hear from you.  Thanks again for all of the nice comments from everyone over on Facebook … it is nice to know that some local people enjoy remembering Pensacola and vicinity through the years.  Thanks again for looking … Frank

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  1. The car is indeed a 1960 Plymouth 4 Door sedan. Google it and you will see.

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    Wayne Craig

    June 6, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    • I believe you Wayne … Thanks for taking the time to search and comment … Frank

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      Frank Hardy

      June 7, 2015 at 6:24 pm

  2. Car looks more like a 1960 Plymouth to me. See attached photo.   Bob H.

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    Bob Hastings

    April 13, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    • Bob …There is no photo attached. You can send it to me on my personal email: frankphardy@gmail.com . I can receive photos there, but I do not believe that WordPress will allow people to attach images to their comments. Thanks – Frank

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      Frank Hardy

      April 15, 2015 at 10:13 am


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