Archive for the ‘Snow in Pensacola’ Category
This is not a great photo … it is not as sharp as I would like it to be. I have several different variations of this view and I have been working on one for the longest trying to remove the telephone pole out of the photo. I have about half taken out and I have spent too many hours on it already, but I will finish it one day. In the mean time I thought that I would just throw this one out. My father made this back when it snowed fairly hard in Pensacola back in February of 1958, I believe was the year. If I am wrong, please correct me. You also see in the corner on the right side of the frame, the old furniture company building that now houses The Wright Place. I wish I could remember the name of the old furniture company, but that was before my time. I remember that Rhodes Furniture occupied the building on the other side of Wright Street across from Christ Church. If anyone has any comments, please let us hear them and thanks for looking … Frank
NOTE: The image that I mentioned in the above post is up on the blog and it does have the telephone pole in the image. I have been working on taking it out and I will eventually. I am not sure of the date that I posted it, but it is only about 20 or so posts back from this one. You can go up to the ” search ” button on the top right side of this blog and type in ” First Methodist Church ” and it will pop up with a few other First Methodist posts … Thanks
I decided to post a few more of these snow scenes from back in February 1957 to show how much snow Pensacola received …Now on 1/29/14 we have an ice storm and everything comes to a stand-still. The Interstate is shut down and almost all of the bridges in the surrounding counties have been closed, so essentially you cannot travel anywhere between Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. The photo above is a scan from a transparency of the park on 12th Avenue and Gonzalez Street in East Hill. I have posted other views of this park that my father had made from this time in earlier posts, but I do not believe that I have posted this exact one before. You can see the old Winn-Dixie grocery store at the other side of Gonzalez Street. On the far left side, you see a corner of the old Sacred Heart Hospital … I have recently run across a photo that my father had taken of a group of nurses standing outside in the snow that I have not posted yet, but could not find the folder I placed it in. I will spend a little time looking for it this afternoon later, it is a cute photo of a group of nurses having fun in the snow. Here is one more new snow scene …
This is corner of Cervantes and 14th Avenue, back when Cervantes was a two lane road … the house on the right is still there on the corner, I am not sure about the one on the other side of the street, but I am inclined to say that it is. I have some more photos from California that I will post in the next day or so and I have some other random images that I have worked-up of Pensacola. I hope that everyone made it through the ice storm without any damage. Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank
UPDATE: The white house in the bottom photo is no longer there … this is just a vacant lot now with a huge oak tree what looks to be about the center of the lot. Someone had emailed me about this when I posted these images. There does not appear to be a For Sale sign in the lot, so I guess that the oak tree sits in such a way that you cannot build anything on the lot, but I am not sure. Thanks for the comments … Frank
This is the park located at 12th Avenue and Gonzalez Street covered in snow. This view is looking east across the park towards the shops on 12th Avenue. For some reason, I believe the name of this park is called, ” Cordova Park “. The photo below is of a house located somewhere in East Hill, but I have no idea where.
The house looks familiar and I am sure that whom ever lived in the house were friends of my fathers’. I know I have seen the house, but I just cannot seem to place where it is. As always, all comments are welcomed and appreciated. Thanks for looking …
This is the old Clubbs House on the corner of Blount and 12th Avenue. My father made this when Pensacola had that severe snow-storm in February of 1957 … not exactly positive that was the year, but it was somewhere around 1956, 57 or 58. I have posted several already from that snow, so I need to go back and check out the date. This house is still there, but has received extensive remodeling. Thanks for looking …
This is a view of the park on 12th Avenue in snow … I cannot remember right now if it was 1955 or 1958, but the more I think about it I want to say 1958. That is me in the photo and judging from my size, I would say that I look closer to 5 than 2. I posted a smaller photo of the park and someone emailed me and asked if it was sand … it almost looks as if it is. I have a few photos from this snow that I posted on the old site that I plan to re-post here at some point. If anyone has any memories from this time, please share them because I am sure everyone would be interested in hearing them.
This scene is from a previous post on the old blog. Do not remember what I wrote about the scene, but it could not have been much … the snow was from that February 1955 and had to be some house in East Hill. It did not do much for me when I first saw it, but after seeing a scene like this from somewhere else, it started looking more interesting every time I came across the negative. One thing I came going to start doing with this site that I did not do with the other one is to tag my photographs with type of logo for those who make a copy of the images. The resolution is such that they will not print up any larger than a 5×7 without becoming pixalated. I am not interested in small images … all I am interested in doing is selling large wall sized images to individuals and corporations for decor. Anyone with any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to ask and thanks again for looking … Frank