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A Blast From The Past: 1970s Jacksonville
« on: April 14, 2015, 03:00:03 AM »
A Blast From The Past: 1970s Jacksonville



Jacksonville has changed in several ways over the last forty years. Today, we go back in time and take a look at the streets of downtown and surrounding neighborhoods during the early 1970s.

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Re: A Blast From The Past: 1970s Jacksonville
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2015, 09:05:49 AM »
Awesome pics! Thanks for sharing.
I could be wrong about that...it's been known to happen.

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Re: A Blast From The Past: 1970s Jacksonville
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2015, 09:10:00 AM »
Without a doubt my favorite part of this site is the old photos. Oh, and Mr. Dare's replies are pretty good too.  ;D

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Re: A Blast From The Past: 1970s Jacksonville
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2015, 09:13:45 AM »
Listen to anything from Curtis Mayfield, and it goes with these pics. :)

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Re: A Blast From The Past: 1970s Jacksonville
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2015, 09:52:22 AM »
Or...."diamond in the back, sunroof top..." Perhaps my memory is faulty but I like the look of 70's Jax.

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Re: A Blast From The Past: 1970s Jacksonville
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2015, 10:27:21 AM »
It's really neat to see the pics of how downtown Jax looked, but I am glad about the sign ordinance...it just cleaned things up, although it does strip away a little of the personality.
I could be wrong about that...it's been known to happen.

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Re: A Blast From The Past: 1970s Jacksonville
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2015, 10:56:16 AM »
Beautiful!
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Re: A Blast From The Past: 1970s Jacksonville
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2015, 11:20:08 AM »
The old street lights visible in picture one (and others) are really cool.

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Re: A Blast From The Past: 1970s Jacksonville
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2015, 11:29:08 AM »
Wonderful, thanks for the photos. Where did these come from?
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Re: A Blast From The Past: 1970s Jacksonville
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2015, 11:58:26 AM »
^An old COJ study collecting dust in the library's special collections departments.
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Re: A Blast From The Past: 1970s Jacksonville
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2015, 12:18:51 PM »
It's really neat to see the pics of how downtown Jax looked, but I am glad about the sign ordinance...it just cleaned things up, although it does strip away a little of the personality.

I must respectfully disagree, I think that it is one of the main reasons our downtown looks so sterile. (That, and the fact we blew up all of our old buildings)

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Re: A Blast From The Past: 1970s Jacksonville
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2015, 01:48:59 PM »
It's really neat to see the pics of how downtown Jax looked, but I am glad about the sign ordinance...it just cleaned things up, although it does strip away a little of the personality.

I must respectfully disagree, I think that it is one of the main reasons our downtown looks so sterile. (That, and the fact we blew up all of our old buildings)
Yea, it does seem that Jax is real quick to demolish older buildings.
I could be wrong about that...it's been known to happen.

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Re: A Blast From The Past: 1970s Jacksonville
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2015, 01:49:13 PM »
Loved those colorful Florida U.S. highway shields.
The tourist would realize at once that he had struck the Land of Flowers - the City Beautiful!

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Re: A Blast From The Past: 1970s Jacksonville
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2015, 01:57:04 PM »
Wow - cars, people, buildings, shops - life ! If it weren't for a few individual remaining and recognizeable buildings, one might think the photos are of a different city altogether.

As for the signage - that's something I would expect of a dt area - just makes it seem more alive. It does not need to go to Vegas extremes, though.
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Re: A Blast From The Past: 1970s Jacksonville
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2015, 06:56:17 PM »
Sign ordinances have gotten way out of hand. I didn't think the signs looked bad. Well intentioned sign ordinances have been the death of businesses, no doubt. If people can't see you sign, they may not even know you have a business there. If they don't know, they can't spend money there. Regulation for the sake of regulation is killing America.