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Wholesale Furniture Warehouse …

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This business was located on the north side of Mobile Highway and you saw it on your right when came over the viaduct that crossed the railroad tracks from Brownsville.  In fact, I believe, that this building is still there.  Obviously, it has been remodeled and reconditioned since the 1950’s when this photo was taken.  I have no idea who owned this business / building and I was also curious if this owner had anything to do with the furniture stores over on “T” Street.  “T” Street has become the flea market and antique haven for Pensacola  in Brownsville.  Please notice that I did not refer to them as ” junk stores”.  I have driven by on “W” Street on Saturdays and almost end up in a wreck with cars pulling into the parking lots, so that can get to stores on “T” Street.  It has been years since we have gone ” shopping ” over on “T” Street … we are at the stage of trying to get rid of all the junk, I mean antiques, that we have accumulated through the years.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

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January 22, 2014 at 9:58 am

Brownsville Cycle Company … Part Two …

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Here is one more of the Brownsville Cycle Company.  Someone made a comment on the other post I had about this company and said that Brownsville Cycle Company purchased the first Honda Dealership in Pensacola.  You see the street marker ( you do not see them much anymore ) that says ” P St “, so this must have been the corner of  “P” and Cervantes.  The thing that grabs my attention is the … phone booth!  I bet you have not seen one of those in years.  In fact, I cannot remember the last pay phone that I have seen in months.  Tom Thumb on Garcon Point Road removed the one that was located next to the ice machine a year or so ago.  I did not realize that until I asked where it went after looking at this photo.  I guess that I am not as observant as I thought I was.  Anybody know about this turning into the first Honda Dealership, feel free to share more info with us.  Thanks again for looking and please check back … Frank

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April 19, 2013 at 4:17 pm

Brownsville Bicycle Shop …

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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

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March 20, 2013 at 7:03 pm

Weaver’s Furniture Store …

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I think that Weaver’s Furniture Store was located over on “T” Street in Brownsville, but as usual, I am not sure about that.  One thing I am sure of … whatever they were selling … people sure wanted.  The customers are lined around the building.  I do not know if it was TV’s or refrigerators ( must have been a Westinghouse product, judging by the sign on the roof ), but whatever it was, they sure wanted to buy them.  Here is one showing the line …

Look at that line … maybe it was their Grand Opening.  Whatever it was, it sure drew a crowd.  One more …

Doesn’t this look like ” T ” Street to you?  I almost would say that this building is still located there off ” T ” Street, somewhere north of the old ” Pleezing Grocery ” building.  If anyone remembers Weaver’s Furniture Store or where this building is, please let us hear from you.  Thanks again for looking …

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June 21, 2012 at 4:45 pm

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