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thelakelander

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Walkable Streets: Myrtle Avenue
« on: December 28, 2022, 11:25:44 AM »
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Jacksonville's urban core is home to a number of historic walkable neighborhood commercial districts. Many are a direct result of the city's former electric streetcar network that operated between 1880 and 1936. Today, The Jaxson highlights a remnant of the “Colored Man's Railroad”: Durkeeville's Myrtle Avenue.


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Re: Walkable Streets: Myrtle Avenue
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2022, 11:36:20 PM »
Ennis, once again, a great article shedding light on an overlooked history and neighborhood.

Would be great to follow this up with one covering Myrtle Avenue south of Kings Road.  I note that the brick paving in that stretch still exists under the asphalt.  Would be great to restore it.  Based on the experience in Brooklyn, I predict that area will be the next to be gentrified over the next 10 years so would be good to cover its current state.