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 Welcome to Whiteway Corner Website. This site is an ongoing project of Current Events and  Historical Content of the Riverside Avondale area as well as The City of Jacksonville Florida
Please take the time to browse through our site. You can contact us at : whitewaycorner@gmail.com or call us at (904) 388-2154
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Business is Great on Whiteway Corner because of at least 5 unique aspects of  its
location:

     1. It is virtually in the center of the Riverside Avondale Historic District.
         Recently the RAHD has been named one of the top neighborhoods in
         America by The American Planning Association. Also Forbes Magazine
         has named RAHD one of Americas Best Neighborhoods .Several years
         ago Money Magazine named RAHD as one of the Best Places to Retire;

     2. It is located 1/2 miles from St Vincents Medical Center, which employs
         2000 people, as well as creating a frenzy of activity with visitors for
         in the hospital, medical offices with visiting patients, and supply deliveries;

    3.  Whiteway Corner provides right turns around itself for easy parking access;

    4.  Over 5 million vehicles pass through the Park and King intersection each 
         year; and

    5. The Building on Whiteway Corner has high site prominence because it 
         is located about 20 feet from the streets;

  
   
 
Whiteway Corner has been located on the southwest corner of Park & King since 1927. Strategically placed in the middle of Riverside, it has been a mecca for retail stores and professional offices down through theyears. Today Whiteway Corner continues in that tradition with renovated offices and three of the finest restaurants in the historic district. 




   
 
 
     Cool Moose Cafe            Primi Piatti Italian            Sumo Sushi Japanese

 
"FUN STUFF" out of the history of Riverside Avondale:

 
 Old Class Photos: On this page are posted old classroom photos from the schools in Riverside Avondale Historic District.  Please send a jpg file to us of any old class photos you might have and list all of the childrens' names you remember.  And let us know of any names that we don't know on the photos already posted.  Now that is fun!
 
 Historic Postcards: On this page there are tons of old handcolored postcards of Jacksonville and of Riverside Avondale.  There are many of Riverside Park.  See how beautiful it was at the turn of the 20th century.  And you can read the notes the senders wrote to their loved ones.
 


 H. Paul Womack Photos: Photographer H. Paul Womack was commissioned by Whiteway Realty to use his creative eye and shoot whatever interested him in Riverside Avondale Historic District.  The result of this can be seen on our website.  A printed photography book is in the works.



 Historic Photos: This page contains historic photos of People and Places in the Riverside Avondale District as well as Jacksonville, Florida



                                                  


   

 The Senior Classes of Robert E. Lee High School, "The Blue and Gray".

Featured in this section are the seniors from 

The Senior Class of Robert E. Lee HIgh 

School 1928, 1929 1930 1932 1934 1935 

1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943

 1944 1945 1946 1947,1948 1949, 1950,

1951 1952 1953   19541955, 1956

1957, 19581959,1960, 1961  1962

 1963, 196419651966,  1967  1968

1969 1970, 1971

with photos taken from each year's annual.


 
The Senior Classes of The Bolles School
"The Eagle"
  & Turris

Featured in this section are the seniors from
The Senior Class of The Bolles School 1935 1936 1937,1939, 1948 1951  1953   1955,1957,1958 1959, 1960, 1961 1962, 1963 1968 1969 1970,  1973,1976,1980 1984 1985  1987      

 
The Classes of Duval High School
" The Oracle "


Featured in this section are the classes of 
Duval High School  1909 1910 1913 1914Duval High School Class of 1914 1915, 1916  1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921 1922, 1923 , 1924,1925 1926, 1927

 
 The Senior Classes of Episcopal High School


Featured in this section are the seniors from 1970  1971         1973 1975,19761984 1996, 1997 2000, 2002 2004

I had the opportunity to speak with Jim Webb 
(Landon 1956 ) today. He has a website dedicated to 
the class of 1956. Here is the link to his site.
I think you may find this interesting.



There are so many interesting places and events in Riverside
Avondale, that we have added our pictures in  slideshows .
We hope that you enjoy them.                                                       

 The Video Series
Whiteway Corner is developing several video series that highlight various aspects of the unique nature of Riverside Avondale Historic District, examining the history, the beauty and the current events of RAHD.


Dogs of the Historic District
People love their dogs , and in this series
get to meet them and the people who
love them
 
 

 

 The Roving Reporter:      We take           our video camera and our reporter Roy Reeves out into the district finding stories of interest that are part of and unique to Riverside Avondale.  Click here and see stories of Blackie the Dog, The Waving Couple and the Michael Fisher Florida Map Collection.

 
 The Interview Series: Here there are interviews with long time residents of the Historic District who tell stories of the past and give a personal insight into the history of Riverside Avondale as they experienced it. See the stories of Dr. James Lanier, Frank the Barber, and David Nussbaum.
 
 The Homes of Riverside Avondale: Riverside Avondale has a plethora of historically significant homes and architectural styles.  How exciting to see the interior of some of the homes we have admired from the street.  The series starts with Dr. Linda Fisher's home on Hedrick.
 
 Gardens of Riverside Avondale: Riverside Avondale has an abundance of well tended and beautiful gardens in parks, churches and private homes.  This series starts with the courtyard garden of Riverside Baptist Church, developed and tended by Jerry Ferguson.
 
 The Recital Series: This series focuses on musical events in the Riverside Avondale Historic District or on musicians who live or work in the District.  Included here are videos made from Larry Bryant's Edison Amberol Recordings from the early 1900s.
 




                                                            

                                                                                                  

      
                                                                                                          



                                                                 


Robert E. Lee 65th High School Reunion, Class of 1950
at the Florida Yacht Club August 21, 2015

YouTube Video






A woman's magazine featuring stories,
recipes, household hints from 1927 the
same year that Whiteway Corner Building
was built





Jacksonville Chapter





Interview with Sally Steinauer of the Florida Plant Society
     Part One      February 3 , 2015

Native Park

Interview with Sally Steinauer of the Florida Plant Society
     Part Two      February 3, 2015

Native Park







Riverside Wine Festival 
November 22,2014



St. Pauls Catholic Church Carnival & Grace Church
Fall Festival, November 15, 2014



 
Memorial Day May 26, 2014
Re- Dedication of Memorial Park 

YouTube Video


 
Memorial Park History with Dr. Wayne Wood
May 26,2014 at Memorial Park

YouTube Video




RAP Tour of Homes Movie, April 26, 2014

YouTube Video



RAP Tour of Homes Movie
Wayne Wood House
April 26, 2014

YouTube Video

 

   
RAP Tour of Homes Slideshow April 26, 2014

YouTube Video





We would like to give a special thanks to
 Mr. Charles Conway for the loan of his 
1958 Yearbook.


























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