Books [Three Generations]
February 4, 1939.
Mrs. Thomas Ellington
South Jacksonville, Fla.
Rose Shepherd - writer
THREE GENERATIONS - WHITE AND BLACK.
On the last street within the corporate limits of South Jacksonville stands “Red
But an enterprising real estate promoter persuaded the eighty-five year old judge, to whom the property had at last descended, that it would make a fine subdivision. The burden of years resting heavily upon the owner and the price offered being satisfactory, he reluctantly parted with his inheritance - his life-long home. Thus “Colonial Manor” - named for the old house - came into being. The magnificent old estate was parcelled off into building lots, and profiting by experience acquired in marketing a previous development on the Southside, the real estate company brought modern machinery and dredging apparatus into the picture, sand and silt was pumped up from the river bed, and the property line frontage was extended more than a hundred feet into the river. So the “Red
“Colonial Manor” was popular from the beginning with those wishing to establish themselves as far as possible from the “madding