Lost Jacksonville

April 13, 2012 177 comments Open printer friendly version of this article Print Article

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.


38. Looking east along Forsyth from intersection with Julia

39. Southern Bell Building - Adams, between Pearl & Julia (demolished for proposed county courthouse)

40. St. Cloud Hotel in Springfield - Laura Street

41. NE corner of Main & Monroe (site of Main Street Pocket Park)

42.


 PREV 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 NEXT