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Pensacola Electric: 1908

Pensacola Electric: 1908

Florida circa 1908. "Blount Building, Pensacola." Still standing, at the corner of Garden and Palafox. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size.

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Plumber! Them's Fighting Words!

I see a sign on the far right declaring that Chas.A.Born is a plumber, steam and gas fitter.

My father by trade was a steamfitter for Proctor & Gamble and whenever his brothers wanted to get his dander up they would refer to him as a plumber and he never took that sitting down.

He would rise to his feet and way before it became a mantra for many other professions would declare that any one could plumb (insert your favorite word for excrement here) but it took a real man to tame steam.

On the fifth floor

The rightmost windows (Garden St. elevation) identify the office of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad (L&N), which had fully absorbed the Pensacola and Atlantic Railroad (P&A) in 1891, which became the P&A Division of the L&N.

"Chicago School" Style

In 1989, the Blount Building was listed in A Guide to Florida's Historic Architecture, published by the University of Florida Press, which described it as a "Fine example of turn-of-the-century commercial architecture in Pensacola." - Wikipedia.

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