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This photograph, which dates from the 1940s, shows the intersection of University Avenue and Main Street; the photographer is standing on the southeast corner of the intersection, facing northwest. On the left is Canova Drugs, a Walgreen store operated by Dr. Allan Canova; it opened on December 13, 1941, just a few days after Pearl Harbor. Other businesses in the 1940s on the south side of University Avenue going west were Lanier's Millinery, L & L Men's Shop, the Fashion Shop, Bob's Shoe Store, and Lovett's Food Store. The Seagle Building is visible in the distance, as is the steeple of the First Presbyterian Church. Other businesses on the north side of University Avenue were Fremac's Men's Store, Western Union, Chesnut's, A & P Food Store, Presto Restaurant, University Cigar & News Stand, Bennett's Drug Store, Cristo's 5, 10 & 25 Cent Store, and F. W. Woolworth Co. The caption on the card says "University Avenue Business Section, Gainesville, Fla." This undated postcard, published by Hicks News Agency, Inc. of Ocala, was copied with permission of Archie L. Jackson.
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