Historic Avondale Area Guide
Avondale is proudly listed in the National Registry of Historic Places with a unique mix of character, history, cultural sophistication and old world charm. There are expansive million-dollar-plus St. Johns riverfront estates, quaint bungalows along Boone Park, and Georgian and Tudor homes nestled under towering oaks.
Avondale was established in 1920's, deriving it’s name from a subdivision in Cincinnati Ohio, admired by developer Telfair Stockton. A bird’s eye view of Avondale would show the meandering streets, the famous “S-Curve” of St. Johns Avenue that heads toward the community of Ortega. You’d see many parks, pristine narrow streets, and the upscale dining and shopping energy that characterize the renowned Shoppes of Avondale.
The telltale patterns of the old Avondale street car line are still visible down Aberdeen Street, one of the original brick streets kept lovingly intact for nearly one hundred years.
Following the Great Fire, Avondale was a hotbed of architectural experimentation from some of the Twenty’s era’s well known architects. Styles range from the ornate designs of Colonial Revival, Georgian, Queen Anne and Victorian, to the Bungalow, Tudor, Mediterranean, and famed “Prairie style” from Frank Lloyd-Wright protégé Henry Klutho.