1. A busy day on the SeaWalk. Courtesy of the Jacksonville Public Library Special Collections Department

  2. Aerial view of South 3rd Street in 1972. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory

  3. Aerial view of Jacksonville Beach in 1972. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/87064

  4. The old Beach Boulevard pedestrian overpass in 1972. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/87074

  5. Aerial view of Quality Inn in 1972. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/95090

  1. Two boys and many adults fishing on the pier in June 1972. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/86805

  2. Pablo Plaza can be seen in this 1972 aerial’s background. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/95085

  3. Looking north at Atlantic Beach in 1972. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/95088

  4. Condominiums on the beach in 1972. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/95081

  5. Looking west at Beach Boulevard in August 1972. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/95030

  6. Jacksonville Beach “baby races” in 1973. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/87278

  1. A crowd of people fishing on the pier in May 1973. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/87268

  2. Downtown Jacksonville Beach is a crowded parking lot in May 1973. Prior to 1979, cars were allowed on the beach. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/95046

  3. A crowded day at Jacksonville Beach in May 1973. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/95043

  4. Building a sand castle in July 1973. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/95078

  5. The new Quality Inn in July 1973. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/95083

  1. People sitting by fountain in front of the Jacksonville Beach Flag Pavilion in August 1975. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/95151

  2. Women in bikinis playing with a beach ball. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/95052

  3. A Corvette Stingray in 1975. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/95129

  4. Bringing a horse to the beach was one interesting way to impress a lady in 1976. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/95174

  5. A view of parked cars on the beach in 1976. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/95161

  6. Looking north, near the Jacksonville Beach City Auditorium in 1978. Courtesy of the Jacksonville Public Library Special Collections Department.

  7. Family fishing at the beach near the South 6th Avenue pier in 1980. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/95257

  8. Aerial view of the Beaches Town Center in 1981. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/95313

  9. A fun day at the beach in 1981. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/95330

Article by Ennis Davis, AICP. Contact Ennis at edavis@moderncities.com