Business View Magazine | February 2019

315 In 1902, James U. Jackson envisioned a new town in the bluff areas above the flood plains and hired designers from NewYork to lay out North Augusta as a residential and resort town, avoiding the commercial pretensions of its predecessors. Crit- ics in Augusta told him that, since the Fifth Street Bridge would be the only access to the town, and people would have to travel through the slums of what remained of Hamburg to get to the new town, nobody would be interested in going there. AT A GLANCE NORTH AUGUSTA, SOUTH CAROLINA WHAT: A city of 24,000 WHERE: In Aiken and Edgefield Counties, on the north bank of the Savannah River WEBSITE: