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Panama Park: Jax's 19th century railroad suburb
« on: January 16, 2017, 06:45:01 AM »
Panama Park: Jax's 19th century railroad suburb



A look at a distinct neighborhood with a working waterfront a few miles north of downtown Jacksonville.

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Re: Panama Park: Jax's 19th century railroad suburb
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2017, 07:24:04 AM »
Wow Jax Center haven't thought of that in years.  Fond memories of going to panama city sea food on sundays.  But even around 71, 72, jax center was abandoned, and you could tell Panama Park was getting sketchy.  Jax center back then was basically empty other than salvation army.  But JM fields was still open behind jax center, and the Main street drive in was still going strong

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Re: Panama Park: Jax's 19th century railroad suburb
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2017, 07:47:33 AM »
Panama Park has some great old housing stock, just waiting to be rediscovered.

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Re: Panama Park: Jax's 19th century railroad suburb
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2017, 09:29:08 AM »
Wow Jax Center haven't thought of that in years.  Fond memories of going to panama city sea food on sundays.  But even around 71, 72, jax center was abandoned, and you could tell Panama Park was getting sketchy.  Jax center back then was basically empty other than salvation army.  But JM fields was still open behind jax center, and the Main street drive in was still going strong
   

"71, 72"? You're off by at least a decade.

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Re: Panama Park: Jax's 19th century railroad suburb
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2017, 10:18:27 AM »
I wonder if forgotten neighborhoods like this will be rediscovered in the coming years as northside employment opportunities expand? The Amazon project immediately comes to mind, but perhaps even the new Nassau county massive development will provide good jobs in retail and construction.

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Re: Panama Park: Jax's 19th century railroad suburb
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2017, 11:10:02 AM »
Seems like most photos are from Northshore which has been trying to rebrand itself as a separate community for awhile. The neighorhood association defines it as the areas in between the Trout River, Tallulah, and Main St.
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