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Cordova Park 1959 …

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Back of House in Cordova Park_RTP _SFW

Here are some more panorama prints that I have stumbled across recently.   I believe this is the house that was next to our house at 3715 Dunwoody Drive.  If you look real close, you will see a boy standing on the back porch … that was me.  I was 5 at the time this photo was taken.  Our house was built next door to the left of this house.  Dunwoody at this point was still a dirt road.  The next photo shows Gerhardt Drive, one block to the north of this photo … it was paved.  Here is a photo showing Mr. Lautner in front of a home he had built on Gerhardt …

Mr Lautner in Front of House  _ RTP   SFW

Mr. Lautner was the man who built my parent’s house on Dunwoody.  Gerhardt is one block off of Bayou Blvd and was paved at this time … for some reason, I do not believed that Bayou Blvd was paved at the time this photo was taken.  You turned into Cordova Park off of 12th Avenue back in these days.  12th Avenue was paved and took you to the airport.  There was no Airport Blvd or PSC Blvd in 1959, so 12th Avenue became a dead-end at the National Guard Amory.  You turned right and you were in the airport parking lot.  Well, that is your Pensacola history lesson for the day … no quiz on this stuff, so don’t worry.  If anyone ever runs across any old photos of Cordova Park or of the Pensacola Airport from back in the late 1950’s or 1960’s, please let me know because I would love to see them.  Even old snapshots that someone in your family made … they do not have in great shape, just clear mostly.  Let me hear from you and thanks again for looking … Frank

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November 15, 2013 at 10:44 am

The ” Round – House ” on Bayou Texar …

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This is another photograph my dad made with the panoramic camera he owned – The WideLux.  This house is still located on Bayou Texar, but I have no idea who lives in it today.  The Lautner family used to live here back in the 1950’s and 60’s.  Mr. Lautner was the builder of our house on Dunwoody Drive, which is just two blocks up from this house.  I found some other images my dad made with the WideLux from this boat trip that I will post later.  Note how there was a train track that would take their boat back and forth from Bayou Texar.  I can not remember if it was motorized or if there was a pulley system to take the boat back and forth to the ” Round – House “, but whatever there was it left an impression on me.  Thanks for looking …

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August 10, 2011 at 6:04 pm

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