Lost Jacksonville: Honeymoon/Campbell Hill

February 25, 2015 10 comments Open printer friendly version of this article Print Article

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.

Unique Honeymoon

Most of the Honeymoon area west of the CSX "A" Line is a part of the West Honeymoon subdivision. Originally home to modest frame structures for working class African-Americans, the neighborhood transformed into industry shortly after World War II. Although its railroad sidings are no longer active, rail in the center of its streets make it a unique part of Jacksonville's urban core.

Seewalds Subdivision

While no more residential structures exist in West Honeymoon, a few remain scattered with industry in a small early 20th century residential development platted as Seewalds subdivision. It's a quiet place in Jacksonville's urban core where turns down side streets can reveal interesting things.

Article and images by Ennis Davis, AICP. Contact Ennis at edavis@moderncities.com

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