A Photo Tour Of New Town

1. The intersection of Fairfax and West 3rd Streets.

2. A small frame church building on the 1700 block of West 5th Street that dates back to 1922.

3. The Carpenter’s House Church of God in Christ at the intersection of Acorn and Logan Streets.

4. This 19th century Logan Street residence predates most of the neighborhood and the Great Fire of 1901.

5. Load King’s New Town manufacturing facility was once the site of Winn-Dixie’s early distribution operations.

6. The Fellowship Baptist Church building was constructed in 1947.



9. Retail storefronts at the intersection of Fairfax and West 6th Streets.

10. This shotgun residence on West 6th Street was constructed in 1916 and is representative of the type of housing constructed during New Town’s boom period around the railroad industry.



13. Since African-Americans were not permitted to live in the city’s segregated white neighborhoods, early 20th century middle-class housing can also be found in New Town. This residence on West 6th Street was completed in 1919.


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