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7 Haunted Places In Jacksonville

If you're the type of person who believes in ghost, ghouls, and goblins, here are few sites in town you might want to avoid this weekend.

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5 Lost Colleges & Universities of the Inner City

Many would like to see an urban university grow up in the heart of the city. Here's five schools that got away.

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17 Amazing Images of Old Downtown Jacksonville

How well do you know Downtown Jacksonville? If so, you should have no problem in identifying the location of these early 20th century photographs. Take a look and give it a try!

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5 Reasons for Jacksonville's Smell

Central Florida papers once described Jacksonville as an industrial city that sweats, and pretty much smells that way. This is a city that could use a shot of municipal-strength deodorant. On the other hand, local advocates countered that the city's rotten egg stench was the "smell of money". Here's...

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Elena Flats: A Look Inside Before Restoration Begins

A look inside the remains of a century old downtown Jacksonville rooming house before restoration begins: The Elena Flats Building

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A Century of Jax's Tallest Skyscrapers

Immediately following the Great Fire of 1901, the skyscraper made its way to Jacksonville. Over the decades to follow, the city's tallest building has changed nine times. Here's a look at those buildings.

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AllStar Cast Does Readers Theatre at Historical Society

The Jacksonville Historical Society, working with the wonderful commissioners of original playwriting down at Players By The Sea (looking at you, Joe Schwarz) have put together an evening of reader's theatre detailing the extraordinary history of colonial interest in this part of Florida. Written by...

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Video: 1930s Jacksonville

Can you figure out what neighborhoods are featured in this 1930s Jacksonville home video?

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