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Greyhound Bus Station in Downtown Pensacola …

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Grehound Bus 1_SFW_4x5_ 6 Jan 13 FHP

How many of you out there can remember when the Greyhound Bus Station used to be located on Chase and Spring Streets in downtown Pensacola?  I would guesstimate that I made this in the mid-1970’s.  The Episcopal Diocese purchased the building and converted it into their offices back in the late 1980’s maybe.  Not sure of when they did the renovation, but it was twenty years or so ago.  I can remember going down to the bus station to pick-up his color printing from the lab he used down in Bradenton Florida … there was no “over-night” services back in the 60’s and 70’s, everything would come in on bus.  I can see the interior as if it was yesterday… Thanks for looking and as usual, all comments are appreciated … Frank

Written by Frank Hardy

January 10, 2013 at 10:11 am

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  1. I was hired to work at the old Greyhound Bus Station in 1956 and work in Pensacola, Montgomery, AL and Birmingham, AL over a period of 40 years until I retired as District Manager. Anyone still out there that worked at the downtown bus station ?
    Jim Moore

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    Jim Moore......graduated from PHS in 1954

    November 30, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    • Thanks for the comment, Jim. I hope someone sees your name and responds. I can remember this bus stop very well … my father used to use color labs in south Florida for his processing and they would return his work back by bus. Most of the labs used to ship Greyhound and I would go down to the station with him to pick-up the packages. I can see the layout of the terminal, hear the buses idling, smell the diesel from the buses, feel the people pushing and shoving as they move around like it was yesterday. I made this photo around 1974 or 75 when they were getting ready to close the terminal down or they maybe had already. I waited for this single man to walk by in the cold weather to show a theme of loneliness that I had for a photo class that I was taking out at UWF. I hope someone reads your comment and contacts you. I do not have a whole lot of viewers to my blog, but it has been interesting to hear from people that I never would have expected to hear from. Thanks again and please check back … Frank

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      Frank Hardy

      December 1, 2013 at 9:28 am


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