Urban Living in Jacksonville: St. Johns Park

June 16, 2015 6 comments Open printer friendly version of this article Print Article

Metro Jacksonville takes a stroll through St. Johns Park.

Roosevelt/CSX A-Line Corridor

The CSX A-Line was built by the Jacksonville, Tampa and Key West Railway during the early 1880s. It was acquired by Henry Plant in 1899 and the Plant System was taken over by the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad in 1902. During the mid-20th century, Roosevelt Boulevard was built adjacent to the railroad, stimulating autocentric commercial development through St. Johns Park.

Residential St. Johns Park - West

The west side of St. Johns Park remained sparesly developed prior to World War II. It remained outside of Jacksonville's city limits until the city's consolidation with Duval County in 1968.

Blanding Boulevard/Cassat Avenue/Park Street

Other major roadways penetrating or bordering the westside of the original St. Johns Park neighborhood, include Blanding Boulevard, Cassat Avenue and Park Street.

Blanding Boulevard

Cassat Avenue

Park Street

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

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