Jacksonville in the 1920s

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The Jacksonville architecture of the 1920s was a marvel as it dotted the glowing skyline—which could easily be seen across the St. Johns River at that time. Jacksonville in the 1920s shows a drastically different city compared to how it looks in the 2020s. Most of the early buildings have been demolished, although a few survive, including the Barnett, the Carling, and the Florida Theatre. Beyond the urban core of Jacksonville are the neighborhoods of Springfield, Riverside Avondale, San Marco, and San Jose, which all underwent drastic changes in the 1920s. The nearby beaches are intertwined with the city in that they not only represent the beauty of that metropolis, complete with its exuberant citizens, but one of those beaches, Pablo Beach, was renamed Jacksonville Beach in the 1920s. This was also the time of the Harlem Renaissance, which impacted the local Black community.
ISBN: 9781467107150
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Florida
Series: Images of America
Images: 180
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Andrew R. Nicholas is a historian and a native of North Florida. He graduated from University of North Florida, majoring in history, and is a member of the Jacksonville Historical Society, Beaches Museum, Mandarin Museum & Historical Society, and Lake City–Columbia County Historical Museum. The photographs in this book appear courtesy of the State Archives of Florida, Jacksonville Historical Society, Beaches Museum, University of North Florida, Jacksonville Public Library, and residents of Jacksonville.
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