Downtown Aerial, 1953

October 3rd, 2013, 16:07H · Topics: Aerials · Print

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A 1953 aerial view looking North at the Jacksonville waterfront, downtown and Springfield neighborhood. The former Blodgett Homes housing project can be seen in the upper left of the photograph.  It was built in 1942 as housing for people returning from military service and was said to be the largest housing project in Jacksonville.  Plenty of working docks and warehouses on the riverfront.  The view has changed a bit in the last sixty years.

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