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Getting to know the Lackawanna neighborhood
« on: August 21, 2023, 09:27:12 AM »
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Here are five stories connected to a historic Jacksonville neighborhood that developed around a 19th century railroad yard: Lackawanna.


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Re: Getting to know the Lackawanna neighborhood
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2023, 02:38:35 PM »
I always found that neighbourhood fascinating. When I was in high school, my friend Daniel lived there - his dad had a veterinary practice there. And in college I briefly worked at Pure Ice of the South (on Edison Ave).

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Re: Getting to know the Lackawanna neighborhood
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2023, 11:09:36 PM »
I still find it pretty interesting. I also wish that the SAL shops buildings could have been saved.
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Re: Getting to know the Lackawanna neighborhood
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2023, 08:21:14 AM »
I still find it pretty interesting. I also wish that the SAL shops buildings could have been saved.

I've not been back for years. But it seems that places like Lakawanna and Durkeeville are the only 'real' Jacksonville neighbourhoods left (alongside other more well-known ones, of course). I worry that these will be destroyed like LaVilla or Brooklyn.
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