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
28. Duval County Criminal Court & County Jail - Liberty Street
29. Haverty's Furniture Building - site of Main Street pocket park.
30. Jackson-Hoyt Building - NW corner of Bay & Laura (current location of BOA Tower)
31. Seminole Hotel - SE corner of Forsyth & Hogan (current location of BOA Tower)
32. Lee Simpson Tire Company - NW corner of Pearl & Adams (Duval County Courthouse site)