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Title Old Town riverfront early 1900s
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description Riverfront, Fernandina FL, showing boardwalk from Old Town to Fenandina. Many ships at the dock. Boardwalk was erected in 1870 to connect Old Town and New Fernandina. It was called Seton Bridge after Charles Seton, who was Fernandina's first mayor. It followed the track of the railroad. It removed after the paper mill was built in the 1930s.
Photo taken from harbor pilots' tower in Old Town.
Government houses were built when the jetties were being constructed. The brick revetement on the river in front of the Plaza was built at the same time.
"Pride of India" or chinaberry trees were common in Old Town.
St. Peter Claver (Catholic) Church in shown.
Catalog Number 1977.001.0703
Accession number 1977.001
Caption Boardwalk from Old Town to Fer
Date 10/1913
Copyright All rights belong to AIMH
Collection Decker Collection
Number of images 2
People Seton, Charles
Search Terms Old Town
Fernandina Riverfront
Seton Bridge
St. Peter Claver
Plaza (Old Town)
Amelia River