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From User talk:Admin: "Plucked it out of the FPC. Attached comment is: 'Cervantes Street in Pensacola. Looking east at the intersection of Cervantes Street and US 90 along proposed project.' Do you think then that this is where Cervantes transitions to Mobile Highway in Brownsville? I am not sure. dscosson ··· talk 16:59, 14 September 2008 (UTC)"

Hmm, I'm not sure. If it's looking east, what which road is which? The intersecting streets don't look like anything around that area, which is laid out in a pretty tight grid. My guess is that this is the area where Mobile Hwy, New Warrington Rd, and Lillian Highway all come together, and that the street veering off to the right is Old Corry Field Road if it used to connect directly to Mobile Hwy (now the front of the K-Mart parking lot). But I don't know for sure either. — admin • talk  15:44, 15 September 2008 (UTC)
Oh, how stupid of me. I didn't even see "looking east". I thought it was looking WEST, and that the road veering off was Mobile Highway, the smaller road continuing straight was Cervantes, and the intersecting left-to-right road was W Street. Looking east. HRM! dscosson ··· talk 16:50, 15 September 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, it's a tough one. Honestly, it looks more like East Pensacola Heights to me, but maybe that's just because Brownsville is a concrete wasteland these days. Could it be looking south, where Cervantes veers right and Chipley Ave continues straight? — admin • talk  17:22, 15 September 2008 (UTC)
That wouldn't explain the cross street. There's no street perpendicular to Scenic/Cervantes at that point. dscosson ··· talk 17:49, 15 September 2008 (UTC)
Yes, that's true. I don't think it could be looking west where Cervantes branches off into Mobile Highway, though, because then the cross-street would be V Street, and by 1954 we should be able to see the Brownsville Restaurant on the left. — admin • talk  11:10, 16 September 2008 (UTC)
Ah. Tsk. Hrm. Damn FPC and their skimpy infos. dscosson ··· talk 00:50, 17 September 2008 (UTC)
I'm pretty sure this is the intersection of Cervantes and 15th Avenue; check this old map from 1952 [1]. Note the diagonal section of road, which is where Andalusia Square is now. --Tally 07:36, 28 September 2008 (UTC)
Ah ha! I think you may be right, my friend! dscosson ··· talk 12:52, 28 September 2008 (UTC)