Then and Now: The Springfield Warehouse District


Eighty years ago the Springfield Warehouse District, just north of Downtown Jacksonville, was a bustling center of industry. Today, it is a prime location for future renovation and revitalization.

Published July 23, 2008 in Neighborhoods - MetroJacksonville.com




 

1. Swindal-Powell Company Wholesale Furniture

Before

 

Present Day (Building demolished and S-Line track removed)

 

 

2. Dozier Paint Company

Before

 

Present Day (Building demolished)

 

 

3. Mavis Bottling Company

Before

 

Present Day

 

Before

 

Present Day

 

 

4. Coca-Cola Bottling Company

Before

 

 

Present Day



 

 

5. Aetna Iron & Steel Company

Before

 Today, the Aetna Iron & Steel building remains, but a new addition blocks the original warehouse from Market Street.

 

S-Line at Liberty Street with Aetna Iron & Steel & Merita Bread in background

 

 

6. 11th & Market retail building

Before

 

Present Day (recently renovated into lofts)

 

 

7. Merita Bread Bakery

Before

 

The Merita Bakery has since been demolished and the current site is used for bakery truck parking.

 

8. Hutting Sash & Door Company

Before

 

Present Day

 

Before (original)

 

Before (after renovation to allow for longer trucks in loading area)


 

Present Day

 

 

9. Setzer's Warehouse (Liberty Street looking South)

Before

 

Present Day

 

 

 10. Gate City Warehouse

Before

 

Present Day


 


11. Swisher International

Before

 

Present Day (section in before image is currently blocked by additional expansion)

 

 

Additional Buildings and Images

 

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13. Former Chevrolet Parts Depot (designed by Albert Kahn and currently vacant)

 

 

14. The former Bakery Union building

 

 

15. Tison-Demar Woodworks
 

 

 

16. Former Dorsey Company Bakery

 

 

 

Duval Laundry (Walnut & 9th Street)

Before

 

Present Day

 

Springfield Yard with Veterans Memorial Arena in the background 



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