Group Title: Fernandina, Florida
Title: Fernandina, Florida : by the sea, in the land of health and sunshine
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Title: Fernandina, Florida : by the sea, in the land of health and sunshine
Series Title: Fernandina, Florida
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Fernandina Chamber of Commerce
Publisher: Fernandina Chamber of Commerce
Place of Publication: Fernandina, Fla.
Manufacturer: J. P. Bell Company, Inc.
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Bibliographic ID: NF00000051
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of North Florida
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Fernandina


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BY THE SEA IN THE LAND OF HEALTH AND SUNSHINE

ISSUED BY THE
FERNANDINA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE


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FERNANDINA :: FLORIDA

I N T R O D IU C T O R Y
ERNANDINA is situated upon a sea island in the north-
n. V east extremity of the State of Florida, commanding the
SAtlantic Ocean and Cumberland Sound with its three
Stributary rivers, the Amelia, St. Marvs, and Cumberland.
Blest by nature with wide-spreading oaks, its streets offer
shade and comfort, and with the ocean breezes in summer and tem-
pered by the Gulf Stream in winter the climate is remarkably temper-
ate and yet is free from the objectionable humidity of the lower
portion of the State.
This city has a population of four thousand and is one of the
most healthful cities in the world, due largely to the fact that it is en-












































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tirely surrounded by salt water. Brick- and shell-paved streets
throughout the city make delightful a drive under the overhanging
oaks which shade them.
Deep artesian wells furnishing an adequate supply of pure water,
and a most complete system of sewerage, contribute to the healthful-
ness of the city.
To the tourist, Fernandina offers superior climate, fishing, bath-
ing, yachting, and motoring. To the homeseeker, an ideal and profit-
able spot in which to locate. To the investor, many excellent
opportunities.
The city owns and operates its Electric Light and Water Works,
Ice Factory, and a Trolley Line which traverses some of the principal
6 streets, and has for its terminus the Pavilion on the beach.
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Fernandina can be reached by the shell-paved highway from
Jacksonville, a distance of 36 miles, which offers to motorists an hour
and a half of attractive scenery. Also by the Seaboard Air Line Rail-
way which runs through trains on convenient schedules from Jackson-
ville and Savannah.











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THE NEW KEYSTONE HOTEL


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ON the opposite page is shown the New Keystone Hotel, which is
one of the finest, best equipped, and most homelike hotels in
* Florida. The rooms are large and airy and beautifully
furnished, single or en suite with private bath, hot and cold water in
every room. A spacious veranda extends the entire length of the
south front and is shaded by awnings. Every room is lighted by
electricity and steam-heated.
For the convenience of its guests, the Hotel Company has built
S a Garage which adjoins the Hotel and will accommodate forty cars.
Delicious sea foods of all kinds are served daily, for which the "Key-
stone" has gained a wide reputation. A large vegetable and chicken
S farm, owned by the Hotel, furnishes its products resh every day.
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SThe out-of-door pastimes enjoyed by the guests consist of surf
bathing on one of Florida's finest beaches, fishing in tie river or
ocean, hunting, yachting, and motoring.
The drives leading from the Hotel to the southern end of Amelia
Island are very attractive and picturesque, and the roads being built
of shell make motoring a pleasure. A stretch of fifteen miles of hard
beach is a natural speedway.
Lovers of the game will find the tennis courts at the City Park
an attractive spot any day in the year a two-minute walk from the
"Keystone."
The New Keystone is under the able management of Mr. Roy A.
Talbot, formerly connected with the Tampa Bay Hotel and the
Atlantic Beach Hotel.
t For rates, reservations and all particulars, write to the Manager.
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A T a cost of $100,000.00 the Federal Government has built the
beautiful building shown on the opposite page. This building
contains the Post-office, which occupies all of the first floor. The
Custom House, United States Court Room, and offices for the use of
the court officials, Weather Bureau and Custodian of the building,
occupy the second and third floors. In the basement are warerooms
for the storage of imports in bond.
The grounds are artistically terraced and ornamented with
palms and other sub-tropical shrubbery.



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CITY BUILDING


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HE City Hall, Police and Fire Department is a substantial
Tlbuilding of Moorish style of architecture, and is located in a
prominent part of the city. Within arc the offices of the City
Clerk, City Treasurer, Chief of Police, and jail. The Council Cham-
her occupies the second floor and is neatly furnished and conveniently
arranged for the use for which it is intended.
The Fire Department is well equipped and is connected with the
principal parts of the city by the Gamewell alarm system.
^ The city officers are: lion. James E. Calkins, Mayor; W. S.
Whitney, Clerk; S. Carrio, Treasurer; E. P. MacDonell, Tax Col-
lector; T. C. Thomas, Chief of Police; E. R. Hopkins, Chief of Fire
Department.
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NASSAU COUNTY COURT HOUSE


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F -ElRNANDINA, being the county seat of Nassau County, has
J a large and commodious Court House situated on its principal
business street, Atlantic Avenue. The offices of the several
county officers are large, well-lighted and ventilated, and are furnished
with strong vaults for the safe-keeping of the public records.
The following are the county officers: L. Beugnet, County
.Judge; G. S. Burgess, Clerk of the Circuit Court; S. W. Manucy,
Tax Assessor; J. D. Ogilvie, Tax Collector; A. J. Johnson, Sheriff;
I-Ion. Jas. K. Calkins, Attorney.



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PAVILION AT THE BEACH
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T HE Pavilion at Fernandina Beach has just been completed and
is owned by the city. It is reached by the trolley line that runs
from the Seaboard Air Line Depot, traversing several of the
most beautiful streets of the city.
This building cost, with the bath houses and improvements, over
$10,000.00, and is said to be the finest of its kind on the coast of
Florida.
Its porches, eighteen feet in width, are screened and furnished
4 with comfortable chairs. A large dancing floor, refreshment booth,
and gallery occupy the second floor. On the first floor is a large
S dining-room where chowders and fish dinners are served. A broad
walk extends from the Pavilion and bath houses to the water's edge.


















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T HIS scene shows a small section of our beach where crowds of
our citizens and visitors enjoy the exhilarating pleasure of sea
A bathing. This beach slopes very gradually and bathing is not
attended with the dangers that are so common at other seaside resorts.
Seine fishing is one of the popular sports preceding a fish-fry a'
the Pavilion.
In the shallows along the beach, children can wade with perfect
safety. Although accidents may happen, they are forestalled by the
management of the Pavilion and several life-boats are close at hand.


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MUNICIPAL WATER WORKS AND ELECTRIC LIGHT PLANT


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F ERNA N D I A :: FLORID A

AMONG the public utilities owned and operated by the City of
Fernandina is the Water and Electric Light Plant shown on
S the opposite page. The water is obtained from two artesian
wells, one of which is 731 feet and the other 1,100 feet in depth, having
a combined flow of 70,000 gallons per hour. Analysis shows it to be
as pure as any mountain spring. Worthington compound, duplex
pumps give direct pressure in case of need, while a stand-pipe, 125
feet in height, furnishes the ordinary pressure for service through the
mains.
The Electric Light Plant contains two dynamos for the lighting
system and one for the current delivered to the trolley, all driven by
two engines of 150 h. p. each.
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MUNICIPAL ICE PLANT


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A NOTHER valuable asset of the city is the City Ice Plant. This
plant has a daily capacity of thirty tons, and auto-trucks deliver
S it to the consumer in any quantity.
The Southern Utilities Company own and operate another ice
plant in the city.
Owing to the immense shipments of fish and shrimp I'rom this
port, the capacity of both plants is taxed to the utmost during the
shipping season.



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SCENE ON THE FERNANDINA-JACKSONVILLE HIGHWAY







FERNANDINA :: FLORIDA

J UST a bit of the lovely scenery on the Fernandina-Jacksonville
Highway is shown here. The route leads through one of the
most picturesque and beautiful parts of northern Florida, pass-
ing through pine and oak forests, past growing communities where
pecan groves and farms are to be seen on either hand and over cause-
way and bridges which span the salt marsh. Tropical birds are here
seen in their native haunts, and during the autumn months shooting
marsh-hens is a popular sport.




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