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Abandoned Jacksonville: Evans Rendezvous
« on: December 13, 2011, 03:17:36 AM »
Abandoned Jacksonville: Evans Rendezvous



Metro Jacksonville gets a glimpse of what remains of one of the South's most popular oceanfront spots for African-Americans during the Jim Crow era: American Beach's Evans Rendezvous.

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Re: Abandoned Jacksonville: Evans Rendezvous
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2011, 07:58:39 AM »
These are great photos.  I love it!
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Re: Abandoned Jacksonville: Evans Rendezvous
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2011, 08:55:39 AM »
Wow, fantastic photos. Metro Jacksonville could do a whole story on North Florida's black beaches, American, Manhattan, Butler... in fact, you should!
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Re: Abandoned Jacksonville: Evans Rendezvous
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2011, 09:01:18 AM »
We just might.  I'll have to put that topic in the research pipeline. Somebody needs to better expose Jacksonville's rich black history.
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Re: Abandoned Jacksonville: Evans Rendezvous
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2011, 09:24:29 AM »
Great pics Nomeus!   Is the Huge 50' tall wandering dune still moving around the buildings?
That was a sight in itself.

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Re: Abandoned Jacksonville: Evans Rendezvous
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2011, 09:53:18 AM »
This reminds me that I need to get a copy of the book about American Beach that the Historical Society sells.
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Re: Abandoned Jacksonville: Evans Rendezvous
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2011, 10:03:37 AM »
Wacca Pilatka, you can snag one at the Gingerbread Extravaganza at Old St. Andrews. JHS is operating a book store/gift shop as part of this holiday event, which takes place through Dec. 22, 11 am to 5 pm, Monday through Saturday.

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Re: Abandoned Jacksonville: Evans Rendezvous
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2011, 10:25:26 AM »
Wacca Pilatka, you can snag one at the Gingerbread Extravaganza at Old St. Andrews. JHS is operating a book store/gift shop as part of this holiday event, which takes place through Dec. 22, 11 am to 5 pm, Monday through Saturday.

I'll have to mail order it since I live in Virginia.  I was at the Extravaganza last week when I came down for a Jaguar game, but neglected to buy the book that day.  Thanks!
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Re: Abandoned Jacksonville: Evans Rendezvous
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2011, 10:49:32 AM »
Omg. It is amazing that all that old stuff is still in there!! That is freaky!! So much history
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Re: Abandoned Jacksonville: Evans Rendezvous
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2011, 01:33:43 PM »
This is great....I never knew all of this history on it!

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Re: Abandoned Jacksonville: Evans Rendezvous
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2011, 03:20:25 PM »
Is the Huge 50' tall wandering dune still moving around the buildings?
Is that "Nana" who MaVynee Betsch protected for all those years?  I like to think that The Beach Lady is still walking the dunes...

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Re: Abandoned Jacksonville: Evans Rendezvous
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2011, 04:30:25 PM »
Is the Huge 50' tall wandering dune still moving around the buildings?
Is that "Nana" who MaVynee Betsch protected for all those years?  I like to think that The Beach Lady is still walking the dunes...
Yes Hooplady! you hit the nail on the head. I was going to mention her respecting and admiring the dune but didn't have any real info except fuzzy memory.
She thought it was something more than a dune as it strayed around the inner areas instead of being on the beach side.
It occasionally took over parking lots and annoyed those that didn't understand.
She was very protective of "Nana"
I never met MaVynee but chatted with someone about her after I was spotted gawking at the dune.
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Re: Abandoned Jacksonville: Evans Rendezvous
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2011, 04:59:02 PM »
Good article.
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Re: Abandoned Jacksonville: Evans Rendezvous
« Reply #13 on: December 13, 2011, 05:13:59 PM »
I never knew pic-nicing was a hyphenated word.  Or is there a subtext meaning to way it has been spelled that I am missing?

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Re: Abandoned Jacksonville: Evans Rendezvous
« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2011, 05:37:04 PM »
Depends on the writer at the time. Im sure its not proper but you never know.

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