For decades, it was the gateway to Florida and the largest passenger rail station south of Washington, DC. With over 2,000 employees, it was also one of Jacksonville's largest employers. Unfortunately, they say good things must come to an end. Today, Metro Jacksonville shares a visual timeline of the rise and fall of downtown's train station: The Jacksonville Terminal.
The remaining portion of the 1898 railroad depot on Bay Street in the early 1970s.
State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/39123
The closed Jacksonville Terminal in ruins, during the late 1970s.
State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/64672
Aerial view of the closed Jacksonville Terminal and what remained of LaVilla's Railroad Row district in the late 1970s.
State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/142022