Neighborhoods: San Marco's Fletcher Park

A virtual tour of a neighborhood originally intended to house World War I naval shipyard workers: Fletcher Park

Today, there are under 100 original residences still standing in the neighborhood.

A two story bungalow at the intersection of Landon Avenue and Farragut Place.

Looking west down Landon Avenue in Fletcher Park.

Over 500 men were employed to construct the Fletcher Park development.

Original residents were employed at a shipyard operated by the Merrill-Stevens Shipbuilding Company. The former shipyard site is now the location of Bishop Kenny High School.

Walking south along Dewey Place.

A early form of transit oriented development, Fletcher Park was designed to be a walkable community.

A mixture and old and new residential development at Farragut Place and Olevia Street.

Residential dwellings along Belote Place.

Anchored by Publix, East San Marco is a commercial development currently under construction in an area that was once a part of the 48-acre Fletcher Park development.

The northwest corner of Alford Place and Arcadia Place.

Located at the intersection of Atlantic Boulevard and Belote Place, Fletcher Park was one of several parks built as a part of the federal housing development in 1918. This park was originally known as Belote Green and named after Jacksonville politician William Belote.

Historic Kings Road Park is located at the intersection of Kings Avenue and Atlantic Boulevard. The park was originally known as Fulton Green, in honor of Robert Fulton, the inventor of the steamship.

The building housing Fresenius Medical Care at 1944 Atlantic Boulevard is one of the last structures that made up the heart of Times Square. Built in 1929, it was occupied by Daylight Supermarket for many years. Times Square was a small commercial district that developed around Fulton Green and the streetcar terminus at Kings Avenue and Atlantic Boulevard. The district was razed to make room for the development of Interstate 95.

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