2022 Highlights of Riverside Avondale Preservation

2022 Highlights Our team at Riverside Avondale Preservation worked hard in 2022 to continue hosting and strengthening our signature events that promote historic preservation and community building. We ended 2022 strong with a growing membership, active board, vibrant committees, vendor demand, and a variety of future neighborhood projects cooking. As we reflect on some of…

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38th annual Luminaria Sponsorships

38th annual Luminaria Sponsorships Now in its 38th year – and counting! – Riverside Avondale Preservation’s annual Luminaria event is a longstanding testament to the pride and dedication that neighbors and strangers alike have for this special community. Because Luminaria continues to have a lasting legacy in Riverside and Avondale it may be difficult to…

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Cleaning up the Historic Market Pillars

Cleaning Up the Historic Marker Pillars If you’ve gone by without looking, you may not have noticed the markers that say “Welcome to our neighborhood” in Riverside/Avondale. The markers, which include a brief history of the neighborhood and its legacy in the National Register of Historic Places, were installed by RAP around 2000. Today, the…

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Riverside Avondale Now Hiring – Market Manager

Riverside Avondale Preservation Hiring for Market Manager Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP) is growing! Join our team as a full-time Market Manager for the Riverside Arts Market (RAM). This individual, working directly with the Market Director, is responsible for operations, logistics, and administration of the market, as well playing an integral role in the implementation of special events.…

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Flooding, Drainage, & Resiliency

Flooding, Drainage, & Resiliency Riverside/Avondale residents have grown to expect summertime thunderstorms and subsequent flooding of streets, sidewalks, and yards. While flooding is a nuisance and inconvenience to many in our community – it is devastating to others. Storms and heavy rainfall come with living in Florida – but storms are growing in frequency, intensity,…

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Rosselle St. PUD

Rosselle St. PUD History The properties at 2251, 2256, 2310 and 2342 Rosselle Street, behind Gilmore Street and near the cross streets of Copeland and Osceola Street, is 4.3 acres of land in the Riverside Avondale Historic District and Zoning Overlay. It is in a “Residential Character Area” but has been operating commercially for years.…

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Post St. Dock Now Open

Post St. Dock – Now Open in Riverside On June 30th, Riverside Avondale Preservation celebrated the Grand Opening of the Post Street Dock with Councilwoman Randy DeFoor, city leaders and community supporters. Located at the end of Post Street where it meets the St. Johns River, the new dock is a floating 4-slip public docking facility…

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Infrastructure Hot Topics

Infrastructure Hot Topics: Right-of-way Parking, Sidewalks & Speed bumps Infrastructure often defines how people experience our neighborhood. Sidewalks, roads, parking, and drainage are critical components of our work. We advocate for projects that will improve the Historic District, and we keep tabs on the work being done. Here’s a quick “infrastructure at a glance” list…

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Garden Tour Promo

Riverside Avondale Preservation’s 2nd Annual Garden Tour After a successful first year, Riverside Avondale Preservation’s Garden Tour is set to be held on Saturday, May 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. This tour brings neighbors and businesses together to share the transformative nature of front yards, backyards, gardens and landscapes that are…

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46th Annual Home Tour, returns

Original Art by Olivia Gonzalez

46th Annual Home Tour, Returns   Jacksonville, FL – Riverside Avondale Preservation’s (RAP) 46th annual Home Tour returns after a two-year hiatus with historic homes, churches, and architectural gems. The Home Tour is a celebration of the important preservation work done in our community with an eye to inspiring future trends. We are eager to…

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