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Title: Neighborhoods: San Jose's Skinner's Pasture
Post by: Metro Jacksonville on October 04, 2013, 03:09:15 AM
Neighborhoods: San Jose's Skinner's Pasture

(http://photos.metrojacksonville.com/photos/2802991410_pR3kgH8-M.jpg)

Metro Jacksonville takes a look into the development of an portion of San Jose that was known as Skinner's Pasture for most of the 20th Century.

Full Article
http://www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2013-oct-neighborhoods-san-joses-skinners-pasture
Title: Re: Neighborhoods: San Jose's Skinner's Pasture
Post by: mtraininjax on October 04, 2013, 08:24:47 AM
Great article! Liked it very much, used to practice football on the Skinner Dairy Farms fields. I remember that bus ride all so well.
Title: Re: Neighborhoods: San Jose's Skinner's Pasture
Post by: ben says on October 04, 2013, 09:01:41 AM
Went to school w/ one of the Skinners (well multiple, actually). Remember many field trips to the dairy farms. Great stuff.
Title: Re: Neighborhoods: San Jose's Skinner's Pasture
Post by: billy on October 04, 2013, 09:18:55 AM
Same here.
Title: Re: Neighborhoods: San Jose's Skinner's Pasture
Post by: kbhanson3 on October 04, 2013, 10:20:44 AM
Very interesting walk through history.  One minor correction: University Boulevard Mall is now owned by RAM Realty out of Palm Beach Gardens, not Sleiman Enterprises.
Title: Re: Neighborhoods: San Jose's Skinner's Pasture
Post by: thelakelander on October 04, 2013, 10:26:51 AM
Thanks kbhanson3.  I'll make that correction.
Title: Re: Neighborhoods: San Jose's Skinner's Pasture
Post by: BoldBoyOfTheSouth on October 04, 2013, 03:24:23 PM
Outside of those apartments there are whole neighborhoods with houses built in the 50s & 60s. Most are kind of run down but so many are perfect examples of mid-century modern design.  One day that'll probably be the next big neighborhood revitalization. Many cities around the country are reinvigorating those 50s & 60s neighborhoods. Jax of course is fifteen years behind that trend along with all other trends.
Title: Re: Neighborhoods: San Jose's Skinner's Pasture
Post by: Roger904 on October 04, 2013, 04:16:18 PM
Good work.  Minor correction - DuPont Station existed before 1988.  Pantry Pride was the anchor in the 70's.
Title: Re: Neighborhoods: San Jose's Skinner's Pasture
Post by: thelakelander on October 04, 2013, 04:22:30 PM
Interesting.  The date listed by the property appraiser appears to be off by a decade then.  Was the center remodeled in the late 1980s?
Title: Re: Neighborhoods: San Jose's Skinner's Pasture
Post by: hansbronson on October 04, 2013, 06:32:54 PM
I miss the old Skinner Dairy drive thru's.
Title: Re: Neighborhoods: San Jose's Skinner's Pasture
Post by: YellowBluffRoad on October 07, 2013, 10:33:35 PM
Lakelander, Roger904 is correct. Pantry Pride was the original anchor there, in a freestanding building. The center was remodeled in the mid-to-late 80s. I think the Pantry Pride parcel might have been consolidated with an adjacent parcel as part of the center's redesign, if I recall correctlly. When my parents lived adjacent to it in the mid-80s, it was still a defunct Pantry Pride, before the redevelopment  had occurred.

My parents lived in a number of homes and apartments in that area from 1970 until the late 90s. First in the San Jose Manor subdivision just south, then ultimately in 3 different apartment complexes in that former Skinner farmland. One was adjacent to that old Pantry Pride site. It was also right around the corner from picture #30; I recognize that intersection at the corner of Morton and Chester - it hasn't changed much at all since the early 80s except for the removal of the last cows. :)
Title: Re: Neighborhoods: San Jose's Skinner's Pasture
Post by: thelakelander on October 07, 2013, 10:52:05 PM
Thanks, YellowBluffRoad. That explains the mix up on the overall dates from the property appraiser's site.  I guess, the 1980s date was when the Pantry Pride parcel was consolidated with an adjacent parcel as a part of the center's redesign.
Title: Re: Neighborhoods: San Jose's Skinner's Pasture
Post by: mppappas on March 04, 2014, 03:43:34 PM
Yikes. Bolles used to have football practice on those fields (maybe they still do). Trip down memory lane. Feeling old.