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Remembering Riverside Hospital
« on: March 14, 2011, 04:08:29 AM »
Remembering Riverside Hospital



Now the epicenter of Five Point's retransformation into a vibrant mixed-use community, the corner of Margaret and Riverside Avenue was known as Riverside Hospital for 85 years.


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Re: Remembering Riverside Hospital
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2011, 10:38:55 AM »
I was born at Riverside Hospital... great article Lake! 

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Re: Remembering Riverside Hospital
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2011, 11:52:04 AM »
At least they turned the space into something useful for everyone in the area, unlike too many other places in JAX.

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Re: Remembering Riverside Hospital
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2011, 05:27:24 PM »
The shopping area was needed...i watched it be dismantled... i lived on river blvd for about 3 years...sad to see the old go but being just up the street from another hospital and it was getting a bit tired...nice new space though.

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Re: Remembering Riverside Hospital
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2011, 02:51:20 AM »
I watched it being dismantled little by little on my way to the 5 Points Deli every morning, just vaguely remember it from being a kid. Nice history on it, I've always wondered about it.

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Re: Remembering Riverside Hospital
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2011, 08:54:38 AM »
I lived right across the street (Margaret?) from the emergency room for a couple years. 99¢ breakfasts in the cafeteria were awesome.

How much that area has changed, for the better.

The house I lived in is now a lovely B&B. The shopping center has contributed to a great resurgence in Five Points. The people in the area are interesting and friendly.

A family friend was the Admin for Riverside Hospital and he is now thinking of retiring. (He was considering it nearly twenty years ago when the hospital was closed  ;) ) Active minds never retire... thank the Lord!