Avondale District, Jacksonville

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    View of home of Spanish motif
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  • Row of shops on St. Johns Ave
    Row of shops on St. Johns Ave
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  • Row of shops on St. Johns Ave
    Row of shops on St. Johns Ave
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    Avondale Area

    by BruceDunning Updated Jun 11, 2011

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    This is promoted as the place to come and be seen and heard by the more affluent and elite crowd. Well, that may be true, but I was unimpressed. The discussion is that there are historic and ornate homes; but not many to actually see. The area around St. Johns for blocks is designated a historic district, but they real higher end ornate mansion type homes appear to be along St. Johns Ave for 2-3 blocks only. Most homes are from 1920-1950 era. The side streets have smaller homes and a number of vacant lots, with the homes generally not in very good condition. The retail community strip of shops and places to eat is only a couple of blocks.
    It is off Riverside Dr, and turn left at the hospital and go to St. John's Ave

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    avondale historic district

    by doug48 Updated May 29, 2010

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    avondale home

    the avondale historic district has scores of architectually significant homes and buildings. the majority of avondale's homes were built during the 1920's florida land boom. when driving around avondale you can see examples of art deco, craftsman, classical revival, mediterranean revival, and praire school architecture. for those interested in achitecture the avondale district is worth visiting when in jacksonville. the avondale district is listed on the national register of historic places.

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    avondale

    by doug48 Written May 29, 2010

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    avondale entertainment district.

    avondale is a historic district just south of five points in the riverside area of jacksonville. the avondale business district is located on two blocks of st. johns ave. and is lined with upscale shops, restaurants, and bars. both five points and avondale are fun and safe places to visit for nightlife in jacksonville.

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