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Urban Neighborhoods: Fletcher Park
« on: October 21, 2009, 05:02:02 AM »
Urban Neighborhoods: Fletcher Park



Now fully integrated into San Marco, the neighborhood of Fletcher Park is one of Jacksonville's early transit oriented developments.


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billy

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Re: Urban Neighborhoods: Fletcher Park
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2009, 07:06:26 AM »
My maternal grandparents lived on Minerva.
Location is now a bank drive through lane.

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Re: Urban Neighborhoods: Fletcher Park
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2009, 12:26:18 PM »
And the mystery of where St. Paul's went after it left Gulf Life Drive is solved for me.  Thank you, Lake.  Every time I looked at my early 90s downtown montage postcard I wondered where it went.
The tourist would realize at once that he had struck the Land of Flowers - the City Beautiful!

Henry J. Klutho

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Re: Urban Neighborhoods: Fletcher Park
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2009, 12:32:13 PM »
Sure would be a shame to mess up the ambiance of the Fletcher Park with the intrusion of a monstrous, out-of-character $ky-high-way extension.  The original plan in 1918 had it right:  Bring on the street cars!  Atlantic Blvd. to Hendricks Ave. to the Main Street Bridge and over to Downtown.

« Last Edit: October 21, 2009, 12:37:34 PM by stjr »
Hey!  Whatever happened to just plain ol' COMMON SENSE!!

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Re: Urban Neighborhoods: Fletcher Park
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2009, 03:30:13 PM »
My wife & I were married in the old St. Paul's Episcopal chapel (now called San Marco Preservation Hall) three years ago today.  What a beautiful little chapel and very reasonable to rent for events.

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Re: Urban Neighborhoods: Fletcher Park
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2009, 04:51:25 PM »
I have not read the entire article but this little church St Paul's that was - they should have kept the name, was one of John Freeman Young's carpenter churches built after the Civil War.  There were 17 built.  There is a book about them called St. Dunstan and St Johns. This one was moved twice to save it, it was first with a museum and then floated down the river to its present position.  I believe it was originally in Arlington.
John Freeman Young is buried in our old cemetery with his wife.  He is responsible for us having an English version of Silent Night, he translated it from the German.  Last year a group gathered by his grave at Christmas to sing the carol.

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Re: Urban Neighborhoods: Fletcher Park
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2009, 05:10:37 PM »
Sure would be a shame to mess up the ambiance of the Fletcher Park with the intrusion of a monstrous, out-of-character $ky-high-way extension.  The original plan in 1918 had it right:  Bring on the street cars!  Atlantic Blvd. to Hendricks Ave. to the Main Street Bridge and over to Downtown.

Couldn't resist the skyway comments :)

Remember, a streetcar is very difficult on the southbank, not just because of the bridges, but because of the FEC tracks.  FEC would have to approve the crossing, and is not likely to do so.

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Re: Urban Neighborhoods: Fletcher Park
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2009, 05:23:33 PM »
Couldn't resist the skyway comments :)

Remember, a streetcar is very difficult on the southbank, not just because of the bridges, but because of the FEC tracks.  FEC would have to approve the crossing, and is not likely to do so.

Steve, I can handle a challenge.  ;D  "Let's Roll!"
Hey!  Whatever happened to just plain ol' COMMON SENSE!!

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Re: Urban Neighborhoods: Fletcher Park
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2009, 06:20:30 PM »
Chris Farley knows a lot of Jax history