A Pensacola Tradition Since 1967
50 years ago in 1967, a young naval aviator, Bob Snow, fell in love with Pensacola while flight training here. Snow, a virtuoso trumpet player, a Dixieland band leader, an entrepreneur, and visionary saw what others couldn’t, and with $1,100, his horn and his heart, opened Rosie O’Grady’s in the old Pensacola Cigar & Tobacco Company warehouse on Government Street — and a Pensacola landmark was born. In 1988, Wilmer Mitchell, Bob Snow’s attorney who participated with Snow in building Seville Quarter over the years, took over operations. Today, the Mitchell family remains dedicated to carrying on the tradition that Bob Snow started.
Jewelers Trade Shop is proud to offer this handcrafted and numbered ornament commemorating Seville Quarter’s 50-year anniversary, featuring the Rosie O’Grady’s Volunteer Fire Department fire truck. Bob purchased the iconic 1930 Ahrens-Fox fire truck in North Carolina in 1972, and ever the promoter, drove it to Pensacola, where, to this day, it is used in parades and celebrations throughout the community.