Riverside, Jacksonville, Florida

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Riverside Historic District
Riverside, Jacksonville, Florida is located in Florida
Location:Jacksonville, Florida, US
Coordinates:30°18′53.5″N 81°41′24.3″W / 30.314861°N 81.690083°W / 30.314861; -81.690083Coordinates: 30°18′53.5″N 81°41′24.3″W / 30.314861°N 81.690083°W / 30.314861; -81.690083
Area:6,870 acres (27.8 km2)
NRHP Reference#:85000689[1]
Added to NRHP:March 22, 1985
 
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Riverside Historic District
Riverside, Jacksonville, Florida is located in Florida
Location:Jacksonville, Florida, US
Coordinates:30°18′53.5″N 81°41′24.3″W / 30.314861°N 81.690083°W / 30.314861; -81.690083Coordinates: 30°18′53.5″N 81°41′24.3″W / 30.314861°N 81.690083°W / 30.314861; -81.690083
Area:6,870 acres (27.8 km2)
NRHP Reference#:85000689[1]
Added to NRHP:March 22, 1985

Riverside is a neighborhood of Jacksonville, Florida, US It is located south of downtown Jacksonville on the St. Johns River. It comprises an area roughly bordered by U.S. Route 17 (Roosevelt Boulevard) and the CSX Railroad (formerly Atlantic Coast Line Railroad) to the west, Interstate 10 to the north, and the St. Johns River to the east.[2][3] To the south is the adjacent neighborhood of Avondale, though the boundary between them is not clear cut.[2]

Riverside contains the Five Points area, a historic commercial district. The Riverside Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Districts on March 22, 1985.[3]

Description

Riverside is generally said to include the area between U.S. Route 17 (Roosevelt Boulevard) and the CSX Railroad (formerly Atlantic Coast Line Railroad) to the west, Interstate 10 to the north, and the St. Johns River to the east.[2] To the south is the adjacent neighborhood of Avondale, but the boundary between them is not clear cut. It is sometimes given to be Seminole Road and Belvedere Avenue – the edge of the Avondale Historic District.[3]

The Riverside area was annexed by the city of Jacksonville in 1887. The neighborhood grew substantially after streetcar service was extended into Riverside from downtown that year.[4] Following the Great Fire of 1901, architects created a number of new buildings in a variety of designs.[4] On March 22, 1985 the Riverside Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places. The district comprises 6870 acres and contains 2120 historical buildings.[3]

Riverside is known for its eclectic architecture and artistic character.[2] The neighborhood is mostly residential, but it contains some commercial districts, such as the Five Points and King Street District areas. Five Points is the location of the Five Points Theatre, one of the first three movie theaters in the United States to show sound films. Riverside also contains the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens and St. Vincent's Medical Center.[2]

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