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Jax Daily Record Tuesday, Nov. 12, 201905:10 AM EST

Prime Osborn center to mark 100th birthday

Retired CSX President Clarence Gooden will pay tribute at a Nov. 18 celebration.

The Jacksonville Historical Society plans a centennial celebration for the Jacksonville Terminal from 6-8:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at the terminal, known for 33 years as the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center.

 Retired CSX President Clarence Gooden will pay tribute to what was once the largest rail terminal in the South.

It opened just before midnight Nov. 17, 1919. The society said the terminal transported millions of passengers over 55 years until the last passenger train departed in 1974. The terminal is at 1000 Water St.

In 1982, civic and business leaders joined with former CSX Chairman Prime F. Osborn III to turn it into the convention center, opening in 1986.

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