Frank Hardy Photography

More Old Buildings …

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I made the photographs of these two old buildings back around 1975 or so.  The buildings were located on Cervantes Street around 13th or 14th Avenues and I used to drive by them all the time, so I guess you could say these were the start of my fascination with old, run down buildings.  They were torn down soon after I made these photos.  This one up top … I do not remember exactly where it was located.  The one below was on 13th Avenue and Cervantes.

I added an edge effect to both of these photos, but they are not that noticeable.   I cannot remember if I even bothered to print them up back then.  They are not really much to look at, but if anything they give you an idea of where I started from.  As you can tell … the journey is long and not always successful, but you have to start with that first frame.  I have several other images from this time that I will share with you later.  Thanks for looking …

Written by Frank Hardy

August 27, 2011 at 7:09 pm

Posted in BW Negative Film, Pensacola

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  1. OK, this is really cool. I have been in both of the buildings in the lower photograph, once exploring the vacant one in the front, and once or twice on the upstairs porch of the apt in the back ground. The one in the front had been vacant for years, and the lot is still vacant. the other , a low rent apt. complex is now a church parking lot. I had grandparents that owned homes north and south of this very locartion. One house is still there. I really hope you have some more photos from this neighborhood. We still need to get together! I can’t beleive I hadn’t seen this til now.



    April 21, 2012 at 11:44 am

    • Bill – Those two buildings used to be on Cervantes around 13th Avenue back in the 1970’s. I had taken a photography class at UWF and the instructor told us to walk around a few blocks from where you work or live and find something interesting. After I made these photos, the buildings were demolished. I ran across the negatives and scanned them … I thought that they were really interesting at the time. Now looking back, I do not know, but they do bring back some memories. Thanks for the comment – Frank


      Frank Hardy

      April 24, 2012 at 5:02 pm

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