The 1930s were a tumultuous time in the history of our country as well as our state. Many people struggled just to get by, while for the very fortunate, life seemingly went on with little change. You can see echoes of these changing times in the photos of these homes, some in disrepair and some seemingly unchanged, taken during this decade:
1. Imogene Bubbett Rahn on the porch of her house on Seminole Avenue
2. Houses on Eaton Street
Key West, 1935
3. Home of Mrs. V.C. Denton
Pahokee, 1937. This home was built unit by unit according to plans worked out in Mrs. Denton's home demonstration club. The house was completed in 5 years.
4. Looking south at buildings that survived the hurricane
Tavernier, 1935. The drug store and hotel are in the back, the railroad houses are in the center, and Captain Bob Comb's house is on the front right.
5. Retired railroad man sitting on the bumper of his house-car
Long Branch Trailer Park, Jacksonville, 1931
6. Men gathered at truck in front of house
Cattle ranching project under FERA project, Miami (?), 1935
7. Farm workers' house
8. R. T. Oglesby home
Allenton, 1935. The house was photographed after it had been remodeled and improved. The yard would soon be beautified and the fence moved.
9. Home on East Hickory Street in Arcadia
Mr. and Mrs. Gaines with daughter Lillian and pet dog "Rep" at their home in Arcadia, 1939.
10. Jacksonville residence
11. George Carson
Jefferson County, 1937, Former slave, George Carson, standing by the house in which he lived after coming to Florida in 1875.
12. Housing development
13. Children in front of large mediterranean style house
14. House built with finished lumber
Neighbors Colony, Lake Ashby, 1933
15. View of house on Angela Street across from the Key West Cemetery
Key West, 1935
16. House in Blountstown
17. Ladies standing in front of a house
Saint Teresa, 1936
18. View of residence on Navarre Avenue
Coral Gables, 1930
19. House belonging to Wilbur Roberts
Riviera Beach, 1939
What do you think about these photos? Please feel free to share your thoughts and memories of Florida during the 1930s.