Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Landon High School - Jacksonville, FL - 1927 to 1965

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link to 50 YEAR Reunion Photos:

Landon High School (Duval County Public School #31) was opened in 1927 on the Southside of Jacksonville. As South Jacksonville grew Landon High School grew, prospered and developed to become a leader in academic & athletic achievement. Students won academic honors, sports teams won championships and graduates went on to change the world. I was fortunate to have called South Jacksonville my home in the 50s. I treasure the memories and life long friends from Landon. 

Rose Brothers, all Landon grads,
John 65, Bill 46 & Tom 54


This web page is dedicated to that time & place. I’ll post some stories and lots of photos. I hope you’ll send me your stories and photos so we can add them to the site. Thanks and GO PS 31!




The Landon Hall of Fame

Billy Turney ('54) exemplified the spirit
of Landon. Every body's best friend.
The Hall was established to recognize the famous and the infamous of Landon. Listing in the Hall is at the sole discretion of the web master. Nominations are encouraged and welcomed.
Sgt. John Strickland ('52) represented the Lions in the Black Forest of Germany







































A monarchy! Our King & Queen.

Jacksonville, our town. A river runs through it.  

A settlement of 300,000 on the banks of the St. Johns. Nice suburbs, nice downtown, filthy rat infested waterfront. Our town.

Treaty Oak

Hemming Park
Haydon Burns, our Mayor
Charley Johns, our Governor
Our Theater
Lions at the Fountain

 The LANDON CLASS OF 1954 celebrated a “SIXTY YEARS AND COUNTING” week end


April 25th, 26th & 27th 2014.

The Friday & Sunday events were held at the former home of gunpowder magnate Alfred I. du Pont and his younger wife Jessie Ball. The home, known as Epping Forest, is now a private club. Saturday's party took place at the historic home of Landon '54 grad Joe Ripley and his wife & Diantha. Marabanong was built in 1876 by the noted British astronomer Thomas Basnett.  It is listed on the National Historic Register and is situated on the St. Johns River at Empire Point.  



 Scenes from the 60th Reunion of Landon 1954 (a slide show)
photos courtesy of Diana Rose