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Bay Street: 1904

Bay Street: 1904

Jacksonville, Florida, circa 1904. "Bay Street." Big Hosiery Sale To-day at Furchgott's! 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.


My Great-Great Grandfather

My Great-Great Grandfather s the Stuart in Stuart-Bernstein! George W Stuart. So cool to have found this photo. My Grandmother (who will be 96 this year) remembered family stories about her Grandaddy Stuart owning this clothing store. He died in 1908 before she was born, just a few years after they opened the store. Really would like to find a photo of the two men in front of the store, but haven't been able to find such a thing!

McCall Pattern

The McCall Pattern Company, still in business, is a privately owned, worldwide company that designs, manufactures and sells sewing patterns under the brand names of Butterick, Kwik Sew, McCall's and Vogue Patterns, through fabric retailers and on their websites.

Benedict Block on West Bay

  • Bond & Bours Hardware, Shelf and heavy hardware, tinware, agricultural implements and sporting goods. The Metal Worker, May 3, 1902
  • Stuart-Bernstein Company, Hats, clothing and furnishing goods, in the Benedict building, 14 West Bay street, Jacksonville Fla. George W. Stuart and Emil Bernstein. The American Hatter, September, 1903.
  • Grand Rapids Furniture Company, 16 West Bay, in the Benedict block. Specializing in Mission furniture. American Cabinet Maker and Upholsterer, October 17, 1903.
  • Ludden-Campbell-Smith Company, Musical instruments. William Ludden, A.B. Campbell and J. Smith. Piano, Organ & Musical Instrument Workers Official Journal, February, 1908.


Is that an incandescent light hanging there, or an old style arc light?

[Carbon arc. -tterrace]


Found this website while trying to find the address of the shot shown above. 130 W. Adams. Google maps shows building still there - but of course nothing like it was.

All I ask

is 15 minutes in Furchgott's with $100 in 1904 bills, and I'd never ask for another thing as long as I lived!

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