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Jacksonville in 1928
« on: September 03, 2014, 03:00:02 AM »
Jacksonville in 1928



Rarely seen imagery taken between 1928 and 1929, of Jacksonville's neighborhoods by George W. Simons Jr.

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Re: Jacksonville in 1928
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2014, 04:38:43 AM »
Great history. Love the section on Parks and Recreation.

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Re: Jacksonville in 1928
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2014, 07:33:15 AM »
What stands out most to me in these images are the "haves" and the "have nots".  There's clearly a difference in investment between black and white neighborhoods. Dirt roads, substandard housing, poorly maintained public ROW, housing located adjacent to industry, etc. are common elements in all of these neighborhoods:

Robinson's Addition




LaVilla




The Eastside




Longbranch




New Town




Brooklyn




On the other hand...


Riverside






A century of this and you can see what many in blighted communities are distrustful of city leadership.  With that said, Brooklyn looked like a pretty urban place compared to several of the other neighborhoods shown:







It will really be unfortunate if we can't find a better way to mix old and new in that neighborhood as it redevelops, because it can have a pretty authentic and unique feel.
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Re: Jacksonville in 1928
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2014, 12:10:58 PM »
Great pictures.

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Re: Jacksonville in 1928
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2014, 02:09:44 PM »
Saw the sign for Atlantic Gasoline...

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Re: Jacksonville in 1928
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2014, 07:21:45 PM »
28 - There was a subway in Jacksonville???

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Re: Jacksonville in 1928
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2014, 08:26:56 PM »
Well damn. People sure did drive this city into the ground pretty well, didn't they?

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Re: Jacksonville in 1928
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2014, 08:48:50 PM »
Hey, it wasn't all so great. Jax in the summer with no A/C. Ugh!

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Re: Jacksonville in 1928
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2016, 12:04:52 AM »
Photo #21 of the intersection of Boulevard and Golfair shows a brick building.   It's still there today.  Some things DO last in this city.
The Riverside fire station at Stockton and Roselle street; still there as the the Fire Union's property now, along with the old training tower. 
Great photos of some long lost history.  Sigh, if there were only more photos, and less demolition.

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Re: Jacksonville in 1928
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2016, 08:15:19 PM »
#11 is where that Civil War era cemetary is just on the left. (West Duval and Myrtle)

There are still neighborhoods in Jacksonville today with dirt streets, so we shouldnt be shocked of 1928. Cars had only been around for 30 years.  Claude Nolan was the top dog in town.