Lost Jacksonville: Honeymoon/Campbell Hill

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Today it's a major logistics hub for the state of Florida. During the late 19th century it was a rural community just west of downtown Jacksonville: Honeymoon.

Honeymoon Today

The historic heart of Honeymoon hasn't changed much over the last century. It's still an important railyard and junction point. Here, CSX, FEC, and NS railroads converge.

A portion of the Honeymoon is occupied by TTX Company's repair shops and fabrication facility. TTX Company is a leading provider of railcars and related freight car management services to the North American rail industry.

The I-95 viaduct towering over Honeymoon.

Honeymoon Yard from I-95. The Beaver Street viaduct can be seen in the background.

Dennis Street

After the abandonment and conversion of most of Honeymoon into a railyard, the Jacksonville Terminal Company funded the extension of Beaver Street to connect with Myrtle Avenue. Soon, Dennis Street became an important industrial connection between Myrtle Avenue and Stockton Street. A century later, Dennis Street is still home to heavy industry, communications and logistics companies.

Rexel Electrical & Datacom Supplies

Sunshine Peanut Company is Florida's only peanut butter manufacturer.

Kelly's Foods operates a poultry plant at 2240 Dennis Street.

Oscar G. Carlstedt Company is a wholesale floral company. Battalion Airsoft Arena is one of the Southeast’s largest Indoor AirSoft Arenas. The Battalion features a 40,000 square foot indoor field, an Airsoft Store, Gun Tech Department and a 6,700 square foot Players Lounge.

Cain & Bultman, Inc. provides sales, marketing and logistical services for the flooring industries top brand manufacturers. Their operation is located on the former site of the late 19th century Florida Cotton Oil Company.

The former site of Libert Steel, Inc.

Stockton Street

Stockton Street serves as the west border of this district. An important connector between Riverside and Beaver Street, some of Stockton Street's industrial buildings date back to the early 20th century.

The former location of South Atlantic Cold Storage.

The Drummond Press was founded by John and Alberta Drummond in 1939. Today it is the largest printing company ever headquartered in Northeast Florida, one of the largest in the southeast, ranked in the top ten women owned business in the State of Florida and one of the top 100 fastest growing printing companies in the Nation. Currently, Drummond has clients throughout the Nation and employs over 100 professionals with total revenues of approximately $20 million.

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