Part two of Metro Jacksonville's series that highlights the lost stories behind downtown Jacksonville's surface parking lots.
C.E. Guller Company
The highlighted building represents the C.E. Guller Company's location during the 1920s. Courtesy of the State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/142389
By the time the Jacksonville Terminal opened in 1919, West Bay Street, between Broad and Lee Streets, was anchored with wholesale grocery businesses, such as the J.G. Permenter Company, C.W. Zaring & Company, C.M. Lewis Company, Baker and Holmes Company, and the C.E. Guller Company. Located along the yards of the Jacksonville Terminal Company, all received rail shipments of flour and feed from the North for distribution into the State of Florida. The C.E. Guller Company was located at 910 West Bay Street.
It purchased flour, feed, corn and oats from Lyons & Greenleaf Company and Pillsbury Flour Mills Company, which was then shipped to Jacksonville via rail and distributed locally. Today, if you look hard, near the intersection of Water and South Davis Streets, you'll notice the remnants of the C.E. Guller's warehouse.
Sanborn map showing the location of C.E. Guller (Wholesale Produce) at 20 South Davis Street.
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