A Blast From The Past: 1970s Jacksonville

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Jacksonville has changed in several ways over the last forty years. Today, we go back in time and take a look at the streets of downtown and surrounding neighborhoods during the early 1970s.

6. Looking south, at the intersection of North Laura and West Duval Streets.

7. A view of the Jacksonville Shipyards from the Cathedral District. This scene changed forever with the demolition of these streets to pave the way for the construction of the jail.

8. Railcars can be seen under the new Hart Bridge Expressway ramps.

9. The last days of buildings on Main Street, before they gave way to surface parking lots. 11 East Forsyth dominates the background.

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