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Downtown Jacksonville: The Older Northbank

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Here are a few pics around some of downtown Jax's older areas that I took last Sunday afternoon.

the sun going down along Forsyth Street

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traffic on Main Street heading for the bridge

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vacant Jones Furniture building along Hogan Street

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all quiet on Adams Street like a scene from the movie 28 days

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Hemmings Plaza

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old & new highrises along Laura Street

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standing in front of the Federal Courthouse and a skyway station

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"Redevelopment Row", the corner of Laura & Adams Streets

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Its football time at the Edward Ball Building

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corner of Hogan & Church Streets, under the skyway

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Forsyth Street looking west

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site of the new main public library

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North Laura Street looking south towards the Jax Landings

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a stroll through the Jacksonville Landing

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Tailgating at Hooters

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a view of the Southbank from the Landing

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The Northbank riverwalk

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Thanks for the great pictures. I always think JAX= 0 urbanity. Obviously not true. Some nice buildings in a dense area.

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Thanks for the great pictures. I always think JAX= 0 urbanity. Obviously not true. Some nice buildings in a dense area.

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Great pics, Lakelander!! I see that Detroit isn't the only city to put murals of sports stars on its buildings.

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Thanks for the comments. Jacksonville is a suprising city, although the metro is only 1.1 million and the city is consolidated with sprawling Duval County, over 200,000 people lived in the original city limits, which only covered 30 sq. miles (pre 1950's). So this place has a vast amount of urban neighborhoods and historical architectural features uncommon to the most of Florida and the South. Being more of an industrial city, than a tourist trap, its history and architecture and feel reminds me a lot of midwestern city like Detroit.

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Thanks for the comments.  Jacksonville is a suprising city, although the metro is only 1.1 million and the city is consolidated with sprawling Duval County, over 200,000 people lived in the original city limits, which only covered 30 sq. miles (pre 1950's).  So this place has a vast amount of urban neighborhoods and historical architectural features uncommon to the most of Florida and the South.  Being more of an industrial city, than a tourist trap, its history and architecture and feel reminds me a lot of midwestern city like Detroit.

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I agree Lakelander; Jacksonville needs to be proud of its history, culture, and its image which is that of a blue collar, industrial, redneck, southern, "tough it out" type town.

We need to stop being jealous or envious of Miami, Orlando, or the Bay area. Jacksonville was first in Florida and will regain that title; not that we're in competition with the other Florida big cities, but let's face it, for a while they cared nothing for us and even made fun of Jacksonville.....all of them.

Now they're racing to live in Jacksonville.

God bless North Florida and the City of Jacksonville.

FLORIDA SKYRISE ORDER

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Those are some great shots. It must have been a while ago since only the structural supports were up on the library.

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Those are some great shots. It must have been a while ago since only the structural supports were up on the library.

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Haha, yeah. This is one of those threads that has been brought back from the dead. :)

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