Author Topic: Engulfed by Riverside: Silvertown  (Read 1359 times)

thelakelander

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Engulfed by Riverside: Silvertown
« on: February 26, 2020, 10:48:32 AM »
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A look back at a 19th century rural community that was eventually engulfed by the growth of Riverside in the early 20th century: Silvertown


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Re: Engulfed by Riverside: Silvertown
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2020, 08:04:06 PM »

I always imagined Riverside / St Johns Avenue lands south to River retained as open space/ park.
Imagine
« Last Edit: February 27, 2020, 02:23:31 AM by Florida Power And Light »

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Re: Engulfed by Riverside: Silvertown
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2020, 01:11:40 PM »
Love that 1887 map! Taking a break looking for it online just to say so!
This is the first I've heard of Silvertown!! This is why I cringe when people say "pockets." I I hear it all the time living on the south west and west side my whole life: good pockets, bad pockets. It's just code and people don't even realize it. I used to say it myself until I learned. Now I get excited when I learn about a "pocket" because when people refer to a "bad pocket" it usually means HISTORY. And usually African American history that has been under researched and existed longer than the surrounding community. I get triple-dip excited when it's history that edges toward the west and southwest sides. So little documented and studied over here.

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Re: Engulfed by Riverside: Silvertown
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2020, 10:48:15 PM »
Too bad Silvertown did not have land use and zone, protective  “Overlay”  in place to guard against development forces that would transform to Riverside.

Would have been nice to have retained the McCoys Creek wetlands too......

« Last Edit: March 03, 2020, 10:51:41 PM by Florida Power And Light »