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Neighborhoods: Empire Point
« on: May 01, 2013, 03:00:33 AM »
Neighborhoods: Empire Point



Located outside of Jacksonville until the city's consolidation with Duval County, this Southside neighborhood is home to many residences dating back to the 19th century.

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Re: Neighborhoods: Empire Point
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2013, 06:28:50 AM »
Ennis, Thank you again for the history. Picture 25. Can that teeny tiny boat ramp be part of this new Public, Private, Partnership which is the Fishweir Creek project and then get the official Mayor Brown kayak logo? I'd say yes. That's how simple it can and should be. Vote on the FIND Boat Ramp Master Plan. May try and kayak today in Public restricted zones today that some of us would call Downtown.

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Re: Neighborhoods: Empire Point
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2013, 09:01:04 AM »
Awesome article, Ennis. I told you Empire Point and Marabanong were worth a look!!!

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Re: Neighborhoods: Empire Point
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2013, 09:33:44 AM »
Awesome piece about one of our most interesting neighborhoods, Ennis. I think you have some of your captions switched. This is the building that was originally part of a bowling alley:



And this one is the Cummings guest house:

Do you believe that when the blue jay or another bird sings and the body is trembling, that is a signal that people are coming or something important is about to happen?

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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2013, 09:56:23 AM »
Yes. Unless the episcopal staff has it wrong, they say the two buildings are used in the way that tacachale describes.

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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2013, 09:58:39 AM »
What Tacachale has posted is consistent with the descriptions of those buildings in Jacksonville's Architectural Heritage.

Fantastic history and photos as usual.
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Re: Neighborhoods: Empire Point
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2013, 10:13:36 AM »
Thanks Tacachale, I'll go back and fix them.
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Re: Neighborhoods: Empire Point
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2013, 02:01:20 PM »
I always thought that area was St Nicholas. Off topic where is the best concentrated area of midcentury modern in Jacksonville?

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Re: Neighborhoods: Empire Point
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2013, 02:18:07 PM »
I always thought that area was St Nicholas. Off topic where is the best concentrated area of midcentury modern in Jacksonville?
Ha, no one seems to agree on where St. Nicholas is. A lot of people do consider this part of St. Nicholas, but I think it's more common these days to consider St. Nick to be more to the west.
Do you believe that when the blue jay or another bird sings and the body is trembling, that is a signal that people are coming or something important is about to happen?

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Re: Neighborhoods: Empire Point
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2013, 02:28:41 PM »
I always thought that area was St Nicholas. Off topic where is the best concentrated area of midcentury modern in Jacksonville?

I don't know about which is the best concentrated area... but a stroll around Empire Point, Atlantic Beach, Ortega (west of Roosevelt Blvd) and some areas near Arlington (particularly closer to the river) will net you some good  examples around town.

BTW, Episcopal sucks  :P

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Re: Neighborhoods: Empire Point
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2013, 03:13:27 PM »
Midcentury modern?  Arlington has a great collection of examples.
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Re: Neighborhoods: Empire Point
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2013, 04:59:06 PM »
I love this neighborhood... Except for the total lack of sidewalks, and the tendency of some residents to drive like they're trying out for the Daytona 500.

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« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2013, 05:02:17 PM »
Field, don't be jealous. Intuition will ban you from their premises.

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Re: Neighborhoods: Empire Point
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2013, 08:01:29 AM »
Bagley, Richard and Hogans were also the ones to rip out or plow under the significant number of Timucuan Indian Mounds throughout the Arlington River basin. I don't think any of them survived.

Back then, they didn't have a clue there was any historical value, they just needed their land cleared.

There was a lot of history there prior to the Spanish.