Author Topic: Lost Jacksonville  (Read 29807 times)

fieldafm

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Re: Lost Jacksonville
« Reply #165 on: July 17, 2012, 10:34:52 AM »
If Tallahassee just tore down this relic of a building along Monroe and Tennessee Streets that was abandoned for years...



you would have never gotten this:










If they just tore down this old, tired cigarette factory in Durham




you would have never gotten this:










BackinJax05

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Re: Lost Jacksonville
« Reply #166 on: July 20, 2012, 12:40:42 AM »
great example Lake....the same could be done with our City Hall Annex or the old JEA building!

That would be perfect for the old City Hall. A pool could be built somewhere on the property, and the 15th floor, with its awesome balcony, would make a great clubhouse.

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Re: Lost Jacksonville
« Reply #167 on: July 20, 2012, 12:42:48 AM »
The Robert Meyer: It closed not many years after a group of investors renovated the original hotel and opened it again. They must have taken a huge loss on the project. Who in their right mind would try that again?

What year was that?  has Jacksonville changed at all since then?

Condos might work today. Oh wait. A bunch of short sighted morons imploded the building back in 98. Never mind :'(

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Re: Lost Jacksonville
« Reply #168 on: July 20, 2012, 01:33:28 AM »
The Robert Meyer: It closed not many years after a group of investors renovated the original hotel and opened it again. They must have taken a huge loss on the project. Who in their right mind would try that again?

What year was that?  has Jacksonville changed at all since then?

Condos might work today. Oh wait. A bunch of short sighted morons imploded the building back in 98. Never mind :'(

^ We can hope the same fate does not happen to the Ambassador.  A great location, very savable, and a perfect fit for residential.  Unless of course the city decides we need additional vacant lots .


BackinJax05

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Re: Lost Jacksonville
« Reply #169 on: July 20, 2012, 02:36:54 AM »
^^ At least the Ambassador wouldnt have to be imploded. Its within reach of a crane & wrecking ball. (said sarcastically)

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Re: Lost Jacksonville
« Reply #170 on: January 17, 2014, 03:12:35 PM »
Cool pics!