However, by 1960, this building was occupied by Clayton-Willard Bicycles after IBC ceased operations in Glen Myra.
The Armour plant was designed to receive livestock direct from the St. By 1917, it had a daily killing capacity of 500 cattle, 1,500 hogs and pigs, 300 sheep and the production capacity of 15,000 pounds of sausages.Meat products produced in the Glen Myra plant was consumed either in the State of Florida or in the States right adjacent to Florida.It is notable for hosting the Gator Bowl, a post-season college football bowl game and the Florida-Georgia game, a college rivalry game between the University of Florida and the University of Georgia.It is also the home of the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League. Johns River in Downtown Jacksonville is the Florida Theatre, drawing 250,000 people to Jacksonville’s center each year.Wilson & Toomer Fertilizer Company Predating the development of Glen Myra by decades, the Wilson & Toomer Fertilizer Company opened along Talleyrand Avenue just north of Deer Creek in 1893.
From 1893 to 1978, the 31-acre industrial complex at 1611 Talleyrand Avenue operated as a fertilizer formulating, packaging, and distributing facility.While the meat packing industry is well known for its impact on the American Midwest, Glen Myra was an important early 20th century meatpacking center.In the midst of a cattle shortage, Florida jumped on Chicago-based Armour & Company’s radar in 1912 when the company was offered 5,000 heads of grass cattle in Kissimmee. Louis, Armour sent representatives to scout the area and found prospects for beef production so good that they considered locating a plant in the state.Routinely recognized among the greatest neighborhoods in Jacksonville and in Florida, both Riverside and Avondale are primarily residential neighborhoods containing some of the city’s most notable examples of residential architecture.As you make your way through Riverside and Avondale you’ll get the chance to see historical residence including the Bryson Residence, an extremely rare marble home made with marble quarried from Georgia, the Leon Cheek Residence built in 1928 by Mr.Mid-century restructuring led to the relocation of meatpacking operations in urban areas like Jacksonville to rural areas.