Jacksonville has several beautiful old areas around town. North of downtown is the neighborhood of Springfield established in 1869. Then we move to Riverside, aptly named due to its proximity to the St Johns River. Riverside saw its greatest growth between The Great Fire of 1901 and the failure of the Florida Land Boom of the 1920s. Then there's gentile San Marco annexed by Jacksonville in 1932. It's marked by the million dollar homes on the river and a quaint shopping district with a variety of eating places.
Saturday night John and I took to San Marco for what should have been a nice long walk. We are little behind on our 600 mile goal so our original plan was to walk for two hours and then eat dinner at the San Marco movie theater. Unfortunately our walk was cut short by an hour when the storm clouds moved in and rain drops began to fall. Maybe it was fortunate because we decided to pop in to the Maple Street Biscuit Company for dinner since we had an hour to kill.
|Storm clouds rolling in.|
We enjoyed dinner at the Maple Street Biscuit Company and you can see a full review at this post:
After dinner we walked a block to the restored San Marco Theatre, Built in 1938 by local architect Roy Benjamin the San Marco Theatre is an example of classic Art Deco that was popular at the time. David and Sue Blue took over the theater 8 years ago and oversaw the restoration.
A box office out front and a single screen movie theatre (can you believe it only has one screen?) it actually boasts dinner and a movie. We'd already stuffed ourselves so we didn't sample the food. Maybe next time.
Lace up and enjoy a walk, dinner and a movie!