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The history of Murray Hill
« on: March 04, 2020, 10:01:02 AM »
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Modern Cities highlights the history of Murray Hill. The presentation by Ennis Davis, AICP took place on March 3, 2020 in coordination with the Murray Hill Preservation Association and American Planning Association Florida Chapter's First Coast Section.

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Re: The history of Murray Hill
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2020, 10:31:58 AM »
Another wonderful article, Ennis...I could read these all day.  Would you mind if I shared some personal memories of Murray Hill?  Not to hijack your wonderful thread, but would you mind if some others also shared their memories?  [If you object, please just delete my post, I won't be offended and hope I did not offend you by asking].  Growing up on the westside, Murray Hill was one of my favorite places to visit.  It just felt comfortable and comforting.  Got my first pair of glasses there at Dr. Knight's...my parents used to go to Wilson and Wilson for theirs, closer to the MH Theatre.  And that was a treat for me because they had real air conditioning!!  It was paradise as we did not yet have that in our home.  I got my first job there on Edgewood Avenue...once, when my car was in the shop for the day, I enjoyed walking down to the Edgewood Pharmacy and having a burger and coke for lunch at their little counter.  Just like so many had done in the decades well before me, with waaaaay cooler cars.  I used to often park on the little side street that was near where the grocery store was (was it a Fisher's, or something like that?)  I know the Dreamette is still there, but it's light years away from me now, in mileage.  Fond memories of the original Edgewood Bakery, of course.  And Rema's Draperies - Rema was a darling, barely 5 feet tall and sweet as she could be.  And so many, many more.

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Re: The history of Murray Hill
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2020, 12:19:35 PM »
Sandy, I'm not a moderator but I love when people share their memories of neighborhoods and businesses and people, for what it's worth.
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Re: The history of Murray Hill
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2020, 12:53:10 PM »
Another wonderful article, Ennis...I could read these all day.  Would you mind if I shared some personal memories of Murray Hill?  Not to hijack your wonderful thread, but would you mind if some others also shared their memories?  [If you object, please just delete my post, I won't be offended and hope I did not offend you by asking].  Growing up on the westside, Murray Hill was one of my favorite places to visit.  It just felt comfortable and comforting.  Got my first pair of glasses there at Dr. Knight's...my parents used to go to Wilson and Wilson for theirs, closer to the MH Theatre.  And that was a treat for me because they had real air conditioning!!  It was paradise as we did not yet have that in our home.  I got my first job there on Edgewood Avenue...once, when my car was in the shop for the day, I enjoyed walking down to the Edgewood Pharmacy and having a burger and coke for lunch at their little counter.  Just like so many had done in the decades well before me, with waaaaay cooler cars.  I used to often park on the little side street that was near where the grocery store was (was it a Fisher's, or something like that?)  I know the Dreamette is still there, but it's light years away from me now, in mileage.  Fond memories of the original Edgewood Bakery, of course.  And Rema's Draperies - Rema was a darling, barely 5 feet tall and sweet as she could be.  And so many, many more.

I am a moderator and I have no issue with you sharing memories of Murray Hill or any history of Jacksonville's neighborhoods.

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Re: The history of Murray Hill
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2020, 12:55:12 PM »
Ennis, this one is particularly good IMO. Nice job. The 1860's map is the oldest map I've ever seen of Jacksonville; certainly that large of an area which at the time was WAY out of the city.

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Re: The history of Murray Hill
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2020, 05:05:05 PM »
Thanks You.  Loved it!