Blighted Jacksonville: 1970s Style

April 27, 2015 14 comments Open printer friendly version of this article Print Article

The 1970s weren't the best era for America's cities and the scene in Jacksonville was not an exception. Outside of downtown, unpaved streets, industrial blight, overgrown lots, unchecked sprawl and declining established neighborhoods were quite the norm. Here's a look at the not-so-glamourous side of Jacksonville's past.

1. Mount Herman Elementary School in Durkeeville

2. Caroline Street and Broad Street (present day FSCJ Downtown Campus)

3. Emmet Reed Center in Durkeeville

4. 16th Street and Jupiter Avenue in New Springfield

5. S-Line railroad tracks near Davis in Sugar Hill

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