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Photo Feature From the Collection of Homer Barnwell

Vintage Jacksonville

City Cafe, 1900s

TOP: Inside City Cafe, early 1900s. Photo from the collection of Mr. Homer Barnwell of Jacksonville. The cafe was facing Pelham adjacent to the building presently occupied by the Golden Dragon and formerly home of Diamond Dave's. BOTTOM: The menu enlarged. Hamburgers went for a nickle and shakes were five and ten cents. For more vintage local scenes, go to Al Harris' photo blogger. You can subscribe to the service and be notified of new historic photos and their modern comparisons. If you have old photos to share or would like to ask questions about this project, e-mail Al Harris at


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