Forgotten Jacksonville: Westbrook Park

March 11, 2014 6 comments Open printer friendly version of this article Print Article

Nestled in the middle of an industrial corridor and railroads, Westbrook Park may be one of the most overlooked public spaces in Jacksonville's urban core.

The streets around Westbrook Park are full of surprises from Jacksonville's past. For example, while most of Westbrook consists of small modest single story frame houses, 918 Garfield Street (shown above) overlooks Westbrook Park. 918 Garfield dates back to 1914 when it was built by German immigrant Conrad Elmaurer and his son-in-law Peter Reisz. Following its completion, the Elmaurer family resided in this location for over 25 years. Westbrook Center and Park is located at 905 Westbrook Road, Jacksonville, FL 32209.

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