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Abandoned Florida: The Claude Nolan Cadillac Building

Bullet of Abandoned Florida provides us with a rare look inside one of Florida's first automobile dealerships: The Claude Nolan Cadillac Building

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Inside the abandoned Duval County Armory building

Bullet of Abandoned Florida provides us with a rare look inside one of downtown Jacksonville's most majestic abandoned buildings: The Duval County Armory

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The Legacy of Urban Renewal in St. Louis Missouri

Today we look at shocking photos of demolition in the name of renewal that is every bit as horrifying as the wide scale demolitions that happened in our own downtown. Alex Ihnen from St Louis NEXT shares with us some of the historical imagery of one of the most famous Urban Renewal Projects in the United...

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The Thirteen Moves That Actually Destroyed Downtown

What caused the downtown to collapse? How did such a busy city become so fragile? Its a question that very few people have asked, preferring to start instead with 'How do we redevelop downtown?' Jville didn't make mistakes that no one else made, ---by any stretch. But we stuck with them. Here, for...

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7 buildings that don't look as good as they once did

Be careful the next time you curse a building as a bad piece of architecture. Sometimes looks aren't always what they seem. Here's seven downtown Jacksonville buildings that have been modified beyond recognition. With a little hope, it may be possible to restore a few back to their original grandeur.

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Boxing and Scarlett Women at Moncrief Prizefight. 1894

Against a sweeping backdrop of the growing Women's Suffrage and Temperance Movement, one of the biggest matches of the bloody men's sport of prizefighting was scheduled by an enterprising group of Gilded Age "Sports". The resulting kerfluffle seized the city for weeks, threatened Martial Law, provoked...

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Then and now: The evolution of Jax's neighborhoods

A brief visual glimpse of the evolution of select neighborhoods throughout Jacksonville.

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Grand Madames: Bowden Backs Bordellos, Wins Landslide

Recorded on the pages of JaxHistory.com is the story of the Landslide Election of JET Bowden to Mayor of Jacksonville in 1914. Bowden, who had been Mayor at the time of the Great Fire of 1901, had also been Mayor of LaVilla prior to the first Consolidation of Greater Jacksonville. The world famous...

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Abandoned Florida: Florida Baptist Convention Building

A behind-the-scenes look into the history and decay of the last downtown Jacksonville office building designed by early 20th century architectural mastermind H.J. Klutho.

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Dare Tabloid Reprint, Feb 1991 Rise of the Alt Right

This is a reprint of the February 1991 Dare Tabloid, a vaguely monthly review and issues magazine about Jacksonville from the late 80s to the early 90s. It has a little bearing in 2016's political climate because it outlines the early history of the rise of the Alt Right which has taken forefront of...

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