Riverfront Parking

September 13th, 2011, 12:00H · Topics: Around Town · Print

Newly cleared of docks and warehouses jutting into the river from Jacksonville’s Northbank along the St. Johns River the 1950’s waterfront now featured a seawall, fill and a fresh asphalt to create a parking lot just South of the Main Street Bridge.  The Jacksonville Landing now occupies part of this property.

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  1. 1 blake September 14th, 2011 8:26H

    really love your site. i have lived in jax my entire life and have NEVER seen it quite like you are showing it. please keep up the great work. fascinating stuff =-)

    • 2 Bob / Vintage Jacksonville September 14th, 2011 12:49H

      Welcome to the site. The time frame of images captured by Loyd Sandgren was a very dynamic era in the city of Jacksonville’s history.

  2. 3 Robert Manley April 10th, 2013 2:10H

    It always boggled my mind that so much of the riverfront property in downtown Jacksonville during that era was either parking lots or city owned buildings. I can’t even imagine the lost tax revenue during those years.

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