A century ago, Jacksonville was the center of a highly progressive architectural community. Over time, we have become a conservative community with little regard for the importance of architecture in our urban landscape. Here is a collection of images showcasing several significant structures that no longer exist in the downtown area. A few came down in fires; others were replaced by larger structures. Most were simply torn down and replaced with parking garages and surface lots. Hopefully, one day reminders showing what we have lost will provoke our community to work harder to save what's left.
Published April 13, 2012 in History
62. Looking south over the Cathedral District - Union Street can be seen at the bottom
63. Capitol Theatre - Main Street, between 7th & 8th
64. Board of Trade Building - NE corner of Main & Adams (currently a surface parking lot)
65. Duval County Courthouse on left - NE corner of Forsyth & Market
Heard National Bank Building on right - SW corner of Forsyth & Laura (site of BOA Tower)
66. Duval County Courthouse - NW corner of Forsyth & Market (site occupied by parking deck)