Published on October 12, 2022 at 9:26 am
Jacksonville is the River City but a century ago, it had some Motor City running through it as well.
The Ford Motor Co, assembly plant cranked out the Model T automobile and then the Model A between 1924 and 1932 when the plant was one of the biggest automobile assembly plants in the Southeast, producing 200 cars in an eight-hour day.
The red-brick building still stands just north of the Mathews Bridge on the Talleyrand side of the St. Johns River, but it’s been deteriorating for years even though the city designated it as a local landmark deserving preservation in 2003.
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