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The Corner of Baylen and Government Streets …

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I found this image years ago and just set it aside … it really did not do anything me until it dawned on me that the Professional Building was torn down to make the new Court House Annex / Clerk’s Office.  Also, this George’s Grill  was popular with the Downtown Crowd.  I have no idea why my father made this photograph, but I am sure it was for an insurance adjuster … must have been a bad accident here at this intersection.  You are looking east toward Palafox Street and you see Mayes Office Supply and Printing business next to the Professional Building on the north side of Government Street.  I can still remember when Mayes and the Professional Building were there in the 1960’s and the 1970’s, but I do not remember George’s Grill.

One more thing, this is my 300th post on this blog.  I never made it this far when I had it over on Blogger.  I hope to keep this going for quite some time because I still have thousands of negatives and photographs that I can post.  One of the most important things that I have learned is that just because an image does not have any “meaning ” to me, someone out there on the internet usually recognizes someone in the photo or the location in the photo and will comment.  Making me glad that I took the time to post the image.  One such image is the one that I titled ” First Methodist Musicians “.  I have received some nice comments and a few calls about that image … and I sat on those images for years before I posted them.  So thanks for looking and as usual, all comments are appreciated and I do respond to all of them, even though it might take me a while to getting around to writing.  Please check back … Frank

Baylen and Government Streets …

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Baylen and Government 1960 _ RTP _ SFW

This is the corner of Baylen and Government Streets in 1960.   In today’s Pensacola News Journal Sunday Edition ( 3 Nov 13 ) the attorney firm that occupies the corner where George’s Grill is located had an ad celebrating their 25 years in business.  The ad had a nice photo showing the exterior of their office building.  I remember that I had seen this negative years ago and tracked it down and posted it to show how times have changed.  This view was made 53 years ago and none of these building are no longer there.  The Professional Building was torn down years ago to make way for the new Escambia County Annex building and garage.  Next to the Professional Building was Mayes Printing and Office Equipment, which moved out to Car City in the 1980’s ( ? ) , not sure of the date.  I do not remember George’s Grill, but I remember Mayes and the Professional Building.    Thanks for looking … Frank

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November 3, 2013 at 4:07 pm

Baylen Street …

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This is Baylen Street 1955 / 6  or later.  You are looking toward Government Street.  My father was standing were the Judicial Center would be located today.  You see a Markham System business in front of you, which is no longer there.  The attorney’s building on the right side is still there, it used to be Mr. Richard Merritt’s law office and now houses several lawyers.  Where the Markham business used to be is now a parking lot.  My father was taking this photo for Richard Merritt showing the exterior of his office building on the right side of the frame.  I have some photos of the interior of the law office that I will post later.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

UPDATE … 18 Aug 13 –  I mistakenly identified this street as ” Spring Street ” when I posted this image back in June of 2011.  It never really dawned on me that this was not Spring Street until the other day … Spring Street in one block over to the west.  In the past, Baylen Street traffic was one way heading North and Spring Street was one way headed South.  These streets were that way from the 1970’s until the late 2000’s, maybe 2008 or 9.  As you can tell from this photo, the traffic flowed both north and south on Baylen Street back in the 1950’s by the way the cars are parked in the street.  Thanks … Frank

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July 4, 2011 at 7:24 pm

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