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Brownsville is an unincorporated community on the west side of Pensacola, centered around Mobile Highway between Pace Boulevard and the railroad tracks along Citrus Street. It is named for Lucius Screven Brown, who is responsible for the first housing development in the area, seven blocks bounded by Pace Boulevard, Strong Street, W Street and Gadsden Street.

Brownsville was formerly a bustling commercial area due to its location along US Highway 90, at one time a major travel route. However, with the arrival of Interstates 10 and 110, the area entered a period of decline.

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