Palafox Street is one of the 10 Great Streets in America

Palafox Street in downtown Pensacola was designated by the American Planning Association as one of ten Great Streets in America.

Among the handful of streets in the U.S. to shape and be shaped by 250 years of British, Spanish, and American influence is Palafox Street, the gateway to Pensacola, and the city's main stage for holiday and seasonal celebrations that draw up to 50,000 people at a time. The designated area includes eight blocks of Palafox Street between Wright Street and Main Street.

“Aligned with expansive sidewalks, two capacious plazas, a median, and buildings that juxtapose Spanish Colonial wrought iron and cast iron facades with the Chicago School's large, plate-glass windows, Palafox brings together period details with both colonial- and progressive-era architecture.”

Read more from the American Planning Association at planning.org.

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