Today, the majority of Jacksonville's water based industry is located north of the Hart Bridge. During the mid 20th century, the downtown riverfront resembled cities like San Francisco, Seattle, San Diego and New York City. A bustling district filled with wharfs, seafood markets, shipyards, and wholesale water-based industry.
Downtown Waterfront - Bay Street
During the mid 20th Century, Bay Street was Jacksonville's waterfront street of commerce. The waterfront and many of the wharves where located less than a block south of Bay Street.