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Exploring St. Nicholas
« on: January 16, 2008, 04:00:00 AM »
Exploring St. Nicholas



As Jacksonville boomed into a metropolitan city in the late 19th century, the Southbank community of St. Nicholas became an attractive place for residents who wanted to be close to the bustling downtown core, yet away from the congestion that came with city life.  

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Re: Exploring St. Nicholas
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2008, 09:03:34 AM »
I lived out there when I went to Kenny.  I had no idea there were houses that old and magnificent out there!  What street are those on?  I'd love to drive out and take a look.
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Re: Exploring St. Nicholas
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2008, 11:08:16 AM »
Go down Palmer Avenue toward the river. The biggest one at the end, Victorian looking, belongs to Howard Dale, former councilman for the area. That house was a steamboat landing site in the 1800s.