Special Edition: Predicting the Growth of a Future Metropolis

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In this special, the staff of Metro Jacksonville shares a section of the 1931 Jacksonville Master Plan, that predicts how the city would develop, 40 years into the future.

Jacksonville was estimated to have 350,000 residents (pre-consolidation) by 1960.  However, the city's population began to slow in the late 1940s, recording 204,517 residents in the 1950 census, and actually decline to 201,030 residents by 1960.

 The Diagram shows a city being hindered by a large network of railroads which segragated neighborhoods, both socially and culturally.