About Property Disposition
Property Disposition specializes in commercial, residential
Jacksonville, St. Augustine, and all areas of North
We are focusing in two areas in Jacksonville right
Springfield lies in the area immediately
North of Downtown Jacksonville. The area was sparsely
developed starting in the 1860s, but the fire of 1901
that destroyed most of the downtown area spurred a building
boom that lasted until the early 1920s. Although the
majority of homes built in Springfield during this period
were of a vernacular style (most are 2-story with a
gable or hip roof and porches are common), there are
examples of influential architectural styles of the
period, including Colonial Revival, Queen Anne, and
the Prairie style.
In 1925, a Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance
passed by the City of Jacksonville classified the entire
Springfield area as "Business A." This resulted
in the depreciation of residential real estate values
and the eventual decline of the area. During the 1970s,
Springfield Preservation and Restoration ("SPAR")
was formed. The organization successfully campaigned
to have the area downzoned and it became the first neighborhood
to change most of its commercial zoning back to residential.
In 1986, the Historic Springfield
Community Council of Jacksonville, Florida was established
to enhance the quality of life through crime prevention,
restoration and maintenance of parks, zoning and urban
affairs, and block clean-up and management. In 1987,
the entire Springfield Historic District was listed
on the National Register of Historic Places.
Since 1998, Springfield has been undergoing
steady revitalization and redevelopment. New residents
are renovating these charming historic homes and looking
for the excitement and feeling of community an intown
neighborhood provides. The area is also establishing
itself as a performing and visual arts community. Several
artists have established a gallery and SPAR is actively
working to program arts events, including a new "Movies
on Main" program, which shows cult and family favorites
in an outdoor venue.
Riverside developed as an upper middle
class suburb about 3 miles from Downtown Jacksonville.
Its main period of development, like Springfield, followed
the 1901 Fire and lasted through the 1920s. The neighborhood
is remarkable for its variety and quality of architecture,
including examples of Colonial Revival, Georgian, Shingle
Style, Queen Anne, Bungalow and Tudor homes. Riverside
Avenue, located on the banks of the St. Johns River
is especially notable for its elegant mansions. The
further you travel away from Riverside Avenue, the more
modest the homes become, but the entire Riverside Historic
District is charming and lovely.
Avondale was originally an exclusive
neighborhood adjoining Riverside, but the two communities
have long since blended together. The Avondale area
is characterized by gently curving roadways and pocket
parks. The neighborhood is one of the most picturesque
in Jacksonville and boasts the highest concentration
of high-quality historic homes in the city.
Riverside Avondale benefits from a
strong civic improvement organization (Riverside Avondale
Preservation, Inc.) that works to insure that the neighborhood's
unique qualities are protected. The group sponsors various
events throughout the year, including a popular tour
of homes and an arts festival.