The Treaty Oak is an octopus-like Southern live oak (Quercus virginiana) in Jacksonville, Florida. The tree is estimated to be 250 years old and may be the single oldest living thing in Jacksonville, predating the founding of the city by Isaiah Hart during the 1820s. It is located in Treaty Oak Park in the Southbank area of Downtown Jacksonville. Downtown riverwalk. Perfect stretch of land to get away from the noises of the city. #florida #jacksonville #colorful Lift bridge in motion for the active waterway below on St John's River. The Jacksonville Terminal welcomed visitors to Florida since 1919. Today it is the Prime Osborne Convention Center. The present building replaced the 1894 Flagler built station on the same location. Some of the Bay St portion of the original station was used in the new complex for offices, baggage and storage. Flagler relocated McCoy’s Creek to build the first station and the new station relocated the creek two more times. This was done by filling and driving piles to firm the ground.
The Atlantic Coast Line, Florida East Coast, Seaboard Air Line, Georgia Southern & Florida, and Southern all had joint ownership (GS&F and Southern making its ¼ share). When the Terminal opened, all the Miami trains ran down the FEC making the majority “pull through” while the Tampa St Pete trains were turned and backed in. This operation made the location good for Downtown Jacksonville, it had been considered to move the new station north between Myrtle Ave (I-95) and Enterprise St (Beaver St). As mentioned before, the creek was located twice with the new terminal because shortly after opening the Florida Boom created even more traffic necessitating adding more tracks. Employees knew the name of this addition as “New Town”. During the depression this same area was closed off from use due to the lack of business. With the advent of WWII the Terminal was once again in full swing. It now had 26 tracks with 15 stub and 11 thru platform tracks along with several freight through lines, one ACL warehouse lead, one SAL Hogan St lead and the last outside track was for FEC #31. The thru tracks were reached using a subway platform with ramps to track level. The head-house itself was 150’long with 14 columns and an 80’ high ceiling. It had a large Black waiting room between the main concourse and Bay St with its own restaurant, while the other end had large lounge areas for men and women, a bar, and restaurant. Both ends also had second and third floors for various office uses. The Pullman porters had rooms on the Bay St end and in the 60’s housed the Gateway Model RR club. When the need for separate waiting rooms ended, the Black waiting room was changed to create more baggage area and in the front added office and store space. The Terminal Watch Co. and a few others used these facilities.
The US Post Office had a large complex with loading platforms just north of the Terminal. Around the curve towards the Seaboard, REA had a very massive yard area with office buildings and loading platforms. Freight operations included feed mills, icehouses, A&P, Florida Machine, Florida Rag and others over the years. The Terminal also had a very large coach yard and roundhouse facility.
Three interlocking towers controlled the operations in the plant. Beaver St tower (BS) controlled the north end between the ACL Moncrief Yard and Waycross /Sanford Sub, the GS&F mainline, and the SAL Everett Sub diamond crossing all tracks. Myrtle Ave (MA) controlled all of the north throat leads in and out of the Terminal, also the lead south to the ACL Sanford Sub, the north lead to the SAL Everett Sub, and the Terminal Mainline to the Seaboard’s south/west lines. Lee St (A) tower controlled the south end of the Terminal to the FEC and downtown leads for ACL & SAL.
Operations changed over the years. The Seaboard built their own mainline to Miami in 1927, creating all through Seaboard trains to back end, while the ACL continued to pull thru until the FEC strike in 1963. Afterwards all trains on the ACL backed into the Terminal for Miami and routed down the Sanford Sub to Auburn-dale via SAL to Miami. A major change was made in the early sixties, when, the wood platforms were paved, the shed roofs received metal covers, some of the freight tracks were dug deeper under Lee St and Riverside viaduct to clear higher railcars, but the biggest visual change was the beautiful station had a low ceiling installed concealing an attempt to add floors above the waiting room. In 1963, FEC ceased through passenger service when a strike broke out, 1964 Southern ceased passenger service to Florida. 1967 SCL was created, and July 1968, the last FEC remnant of a two car local passenger service, (ordered back by the courts in1965) made its last trip. In 1971 Amtrak left only four trains operating in both directions. On January 3, 1974 the Floridian departed Jacksonville Terminal ending a great era. Religious services have not been held at Snyder Memorial since the 1970s. Snyder Memorial Church was founded in 1870 as Trinity Methodist Church. It was partially destroyed in the Great Fire of 1901 and later renamed for E.B. Snyder, its pastor at the time. It is owned by the city and is home to a number of concerts and events. It’s also open to the public for tours.
Snyder Memorial is one of the highlights of the Jacksonville Downtown Historic Church Tour, held in December annually. At johns river Situated at the west end of the Southbank Riverwalk adjacent to the Museum of Science and History is Friendship Fountain. Dedicated in 1965, it is one of the largest self-contained fountains built, pumping 3,500 to 6,500 gallons of water per minute to a height of 100 feet, with 265 lights molding the water into a sparkling mist. Whether you are looking for a peaceful place for a picnic, or just want to watch the river flow by, Friendship Fountain provides the ideal setting for a sunny afternoon or a romantic evening Downtown.
In 2010, the City of Jacksonville broke ground on park improvements. The $3.1 million project included restoring full functionality to the fountain, updating the fountain's lighting and adding green space, landscaping and pedestrian accents to the park. The Elks had modest beginnings in 1868 as a social club (then called the Damon Greenleaf came to Jacksonville from New York two years after the Civil War and established a jewelry store on Bay Street. In 1880, J. H. Crosby joined the company, which later became known as Greenleaf & Crosby Co. Webb's Historical, Industrial and Biographical Florida described the store in 1885 as Delicious Harps and spinach chicken salad wrap #delicious Friendship Fountain is a large fountain located in St. Johns River Park (also known as Friendship Fountain Park) at the west end of Downtown Jacksonville's Southbank Riverwalk attraction. The world's largest and tallest fountain when it opened, it has been one of Jacksonville's most recognizable and popular attractions.
The fountain and park were designed by Jacksonville architect Taylor Hardwick in 1963 and opened in 1965. The fountain's three pumps could push 17,000 US gallons (64,000 L) of water per minute up to ten stories in height. Friendship Fountain remained one of Jacksonville's signature attractions through the 20th century, but severe corrosion and deterioration to the equipment resulted in periodic closures in the 2000s. In 2011 the city completed a $3.2 million renovation to the fountain and the surrounding park. Bridge driving into Jacksonville from the North Inside fionns. Really liked this place The St. James Building is a historic building in Downtown Jacksonville, Florida, currently housing Jacksonville City Hall. It was designed by architect Henry John Klutho and opened in 1912. One of many structures in downtown Jacksonville designed by Klutho after the Great Fire of 1901, it is considered his masterpiece.
The original St. James Building was a hotel constructed and owned by investors from Connecticut following the American Civil War. Jacksonville's Great Fire of 1901 destroyed most of the city, including the original St. James. The owner of the St. James property, J. R. Campbell, wanted to rebuild, but did not have the resources. The Windsor Hotel, located adjacent to the St. James, quickly rebuilt and was able to purchase the St. James land from the cash-strapped Campbell to prevent a competing hotel from being built downtown. Jacob and Morris Cohen purchased the St. James property by from the Windsor after agreeing not to build a hotel.
Bottoms up Pub rules Healthy bakery and sandwich chain, one of two locations in hip revitalized district within walking distance of the river, offices and condo apartments. View of the Jacksonville skyline from across the St. John's River. Veterans Memorial Wall Jacksonville, Florida Jacksonville Skyline along St.Johns River This free museum in a 1902 building has exhibits of the city's fire department history including of the Great Fire of 1901. #Red Sinday Funday Local florist that has a big window Christmas display for the past 40 years, enjoyed by residents and visitors. Statue of the kids playing near friendship fountain A new chain to come to this city, one of two locations, in a hip revitalized district. Something for everyone: gourmet burgers, fries, beers, custard, and WiFi. Stop in to say hi to owner Clara and enjoy her secret seasoning, good pita sandwiches, salads, cherry limeade, and baked cookies and cakes. This is the original location, a favorite of nearby office workers for a healthy weekday lunch. #SweetSpot Painted on side of building at A Phillip/Grant Exterior of Sweet Pete's. Every sweet imaginable, including a bar, with fun & whimsical decor. Worth a trip if you are in Jacksonville. Every confection imaginable. Quaint eclectic chapel available to rent for events in historic San Marco neighborhood in small Fletcher Park. Get the hard to find Oriental food items here that you can't find in chain grocery stores but don't be put off by the sketchy surrounding neighborhood. Recently opened sushi, hibachi and bento box place with upscale ambience and service and plenty of parking. Great gourmet burgers, fries, shakes and more, good ambience and service, close to downtown and plenty of parking. Consistently good fresh healthy pita sandwiches, salads and sides for over 30 years for lunch or catered events. Two locations where you will frequently see the friendly owner Clara. Come to this new Southern fusion hip spot for brunch, lunch, dinner or drinks, opened by this Top Chef winner and be inspired! Enjoy a drive over the St. Johns river on the Hart bridge as locals refer to it. The bridge is always green and the best way to get to the Gator Bowl/Everbank Field stadium. While driving over the Hart bridge, there are great views of the St. Johns river and the Mathews bridge, which is always rust colored and links downtown to Arlington and the beaches. Enjoy great views from the bridge like this of the St. Johns river. Home of the Jacksonville Jaguars and site of traditional yearly events like the Gator Bowl FL vs GA game and monster truck rally! Cool nightlife New gourmet ice pops shop in hip San Marco, next to Panera Bread and railroad tracks so you can watch trains go by. #Hometown
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Popular property highlights

Free breakfast
Free WiFi
Swimming pool
Business center
Laundry facilities

Location

Located in Downtown Jacksonville, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Museum of Science and History and Jacksonville Landing. Jacksonville Museum of Modern Art and Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Hotel Features

This smoke-free hotel features an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a 24-hour business center. Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Other amenities include self parking, coffee/tea in a common area, and a meeting room.

Room Amenities

All 118 rooms offer comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find MP3 docks, coffee makers, and down comforters.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Hampton Inn Jacksonville Downtown I-95

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Hampton Inn Jacksonville Downtown I-95 features an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. Business-related amenities consist of a 24-hour business center and a meeting room. A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. Event facilities measure 565 square feet (52 square meters). This business-friendly hotel also offers gift shops/newsstands, coffee/tea in a common area, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Onsite parking is available (surcharge).

Hampton Inn Jacksonville Downtown I-95 is a smoke-free property.

  • Express check-in 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Grocery/convenience store 
  • Express check-out 
  • Year Built 1998 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 52 
  • ATM/banking 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 565 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Total number of rooms - 118 
  • Television in common areas 
  • One meeting room 
  • Number of floors - 5 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Grocery/convenience store  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Parking

Self parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Phone 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Free local calls 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Private bathroom 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Wheelchair accessible 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • HDTV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • MP3 docking station 
  • Down comforter 
  • Pillowtop mattress 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary hot/cold buffet breakfast each morning.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness center.

  • Golfing nearby 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.0 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Self parking fee: USD 7 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.0 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Hampton Inn I-95 Hotel
  • Hampton Inn I-95 Hotel Jacksonville Downtown
  • Hampton Inn Jacksonville Downtown
  • Hampton Inn Jacksonville Downtown I-95
  • Hampton Inn Jacksonville Downtown i-95 Hotel Jacksonville
  • Hampton Inn Jacksonville Downtown I-95 Hotel
  • Jacksonville Hampton Inn

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


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