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East Hill in the Snow …

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Park on 12th 1 _ RTP _ 1_29_14   SFW

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 …

14th and Cervantes 2 _ RTP _ 1_29_14  SFW

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

First Methodist in Snow …

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First Methodist in Snow 2_RTP_25 Feb 11 SFW

This photo was taken back in  February 1957, when it snowed so hard and there were several inches on the ground for a day or so.  Notice the snow on the roof of the church.  I found this photo years ago and I started to remove the telephone pole  and parking meters out front, but it was just too much trouble to do.  Let me rephrase that statement … I was spending too many hours on removing the objects and I still had a lot of hours to go before I had every item taken out.  This is going to be a job that I have to pay someone to do for me if I want it done correctly.  Taking out the objects is not the hard and time consuming part, it is replacing parts of the image to make them blend in with the original setting.  So I thought that I would just post it the way it is and see what type of response I get, if I get any at all.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

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