When Downtown Jacksonville Was The Place to Be

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During the mid-20th century, the Northbank street scene was quite different from what one would experience today. During the 1950's Downtown Jacksonville was the epicenter of life on the First Coast.

Intersection of Adams and Main Streets

Nightlife on Forsyth Street

Hemming Park from the intersection of Monroe and Hogan Streets

Bird's eye view of Hemming Park

An accident near the intersection of Main and Ashley Streets

Forsyth Street, looking west from Julia Street

Bird's eye view of the intersection of Bay and Laura Streets

Intersection of Main and Adams Streets

Forsyth Street, looking east towards Hogan Street

Article written by Ennis Davis. All images courtesy of the Florida State Archives. Search the collection at http://www.floridamemory.com/PhotographicCollection/

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