It wasn’t long ago – less than two decades, in fact – that hundreds of students were receiving an education at John Gorrie Junior High School in the Riverside neighborhood. Named after famous Floridian Dr. John Gorrie, the inventor of air conditioning and the first ice machine, the John Gorrie school opened its doors in 1923 and permanently closed them to students in 1997.
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The historic neighborhood of Riverside Avondale is known for its diverse and extensive collection of architectural styles ranging from Queen Anne to Prairie to Colonial Revival and beyond.
September 23rd, 2011 · No Comments
More than 50 people turned out last night for the Sustainable Neighborhood Tour presented by Urban Land Institute (ULI) North Florida and the First Coast American Planning Association (APA). The tour showcased the sustainability of urban neighborhoods like Riverside, which was recently named one of the 10 Great Neighborhoods in America by APA, and potential new areas of development in downtown Jacksonville.
Tags: · 10 Great Neighborhoods · 1661 Riverside · 5 Points · Allan DeVault · Bill Killingsworth · Brad Thoburn · City of Jacksonville Planning Department · Claude Nolan Cadillac Building · CoRK building · Dolf James · Henry J. Klutho · Intuition Ale Works · Jen Jones · Jim Draper · JTA · Memorial Park · Park View Inn · Paul Ladnier · Richard Skinner · Riverside · Sustainable Neighborhood Tour · Urban Land Institute North Florida
September 19th, 2011 · No Comments
You won’t want to miss the Sustainable Neighborhood Tour this Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. hosted by Urban Land Institute (ULI) North Florida and the First Coast American Planning Association (APA).
August 26th, 2011 · No Comments
Now that the kids are back in school, it’s time for a little grown-up fun! Here are this week’s unique “adults-only” events happening in Northeast Florida.
Tags: · beer tasting · Cystic Fibrosis Foundation · Downtown Jacksonville · Endangered Primates Foundation · Florida's Next Superstar · Jacksonville Events · Northeast Florida Events · pub crawl · Riverside · San Marco · The Jacksonville Landing · The Urban Core
July 29th, 2011 · 1 Comment
Is the summer heat bumming you out? Well, here are some interesting and unique events happening in Northeast Florida this week that can help you to beat the heat and the summer blues. Get out and have some fun!
Tags: · Art Walk · back to school · classic movies · dining · Downtown Jacksonville · Five Points Theatre · Jacksonville Events · Jacksonville Landing · kid-friendly events · MetroJacksonville · pub crawl · Riverside · The Florida Theatre
February 26th, 2010 · No Comments
We all know Jacksonville is a great city to call home, and now the rest of the world knows why it is an awesome place to visit. Fox News released an article yesterday listing the Top 5 reasons out-of-towners should visit the First…
Tags: · Clark's Fish Camp · Cummer Museum of Arts and Gardens · Five Points · Fox News article about Jacksonville · Jacksonville attractions · Jacksonville beaches · Jacksonville tourism · Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens · Riverside · Top 5 Reasons to Visit Jacksonville · Visit Jacksonville
February 16th, 2010 · 1 Comment
As the sun rose over the St. Johns River early on a recent Tuesday morning, dozens of Jacksonville’s movers and shakers met to hear Mayor John Peyton discuss the future of Downtown Jacksonville. Overall, the Mayor emphasized that we must invest…
Tags: · Avondale · Chelsea · Downtown Jacksonville · Downtown Jacksonville revitilization · Friendship Fountain · Jacksonville Business Journal · Jacksonville parking · Jacksonville Southbank Riverwalk · Kansas City · living in Downtown Jacksonville · Mayor John Peyton · Metro Park · Prime Osborn Convention Center · Riverside · San Marco · Soho
January 22nd, 2010 · No Comments
The Riverside Avondale Development Organization (aka: RADO) is holding an informative seminar at 7 p.m. Monday night about the newly-launched Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP). Richard Paige from the Housing Partnership of Northeast Florida will detail how the process works and…
Tags: · affordable houses in Jacksonville · Avondale · homes near downtown Jacksonville · Housing Partnership of Northeast Florida · Melody Byrd · Neighborhood Stabilization Program · NSP · RADO · Riverside