Neighborhoods: Empire Point

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Located outside of Jacksonville until the city's consolidation with Duval County, this Southside neighborhood is home to many residences dating back to the 19th century.

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The residence built by Alexander S. Diven, a former Union Army general and New York Congressman, in 1877.  This residence was purchased by Dr. Jay H. Durkee, the developer of Durkeeville, in 1909.  His son, Joseph Durkee, went on to develop the neighborhood surrounding the house and other 19th century structures in 1952.

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