Blighted Jacksonville: 1970s Style

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The 1970s weren't the best era for America's cities and the scene in Jacksonville was not an exception. Outside of downtown, unpaved streets, industrial blight, overgrown lots, unchecked sprawl and declining established neighborhoods were quite the norm. Here's a look at the not-so-glamourous side of Jacksonville's past.

51. 1st Street South and 3rd Avenue South in Jacksonville Beach

52. Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville Beach

53. 1st Street South & 4th Avenue South in Jacksonville Beach

54. Atlantic Boulevard (Beaches Town Center)

55. Phelps and Ionia in the Springfield

Source: Jacksonville Area Planning Board - 1970

Article by Ennis Davis, AICP. Contact Ennis at

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