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Civil War Memorials of the First Coast: Part 2

Memorials and monuments commemorating the Civil War on the First Coast go far beyond Jacksonville. St. Augustine, Palatka, Olustee, Fernandina Beach, and other communities all have memorials of their own. These include graves, historic sites preserving battlefields and significant structures, place names...

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6 Places Jacksonville Should Have Saved

It can be argued that Jacksonville is a city that has lots much of its historical identity over the years, due to untimely demolition of unique parts of its urban fabric. Here's six culturally significant downtown buildings that should have never been allowed to be demolished. Take a look and let us...

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The rise and fall of Grande Boulevard Mall

The story of Jacksonville’s Grande Boulevard Mall is one that can be described as a retail dream gone horribly wrong, yet the end result achieving the original vision of Victor Gruen, the architect of the first modern mall.

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Jacksonville’s Civil War Memorials

Although few in number compared to many other Southern cities, a variety of monuments and memorials commemorating the Civil War exist in Jacksonville. These include graves, historic sites associated with camps and battles, monuments to those on both sides of the war, and schools and placenames dedicated...

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Farris: Inside an Abandoned Jacksonville Slaughterhouse

Jax Psycho Geo's Tim Gilmore shares imagery inside an abandoned inner city Jacksonville slaughterhouse: Farris & Company.

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Jax's Shotguns: A Dying Vintage Tiny House Breed

In recent years, the idea of downsizing to a home that everyone can afford to live in has spawned what is now known as the “tiny house movement”. Also called the “small house movement” can easily be described as a social movement that advocates living in houses smaller than 1,000 square feet....

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The Rise and Decline of Gateway Mall

As more modern facilities are developed across the country, many mid-20th century enclosed shopping malls are in a state of decline due to retailers abandoning these properties for new development. Many of these “dead malls” fail to attract new business and often sit unused for many years until restoration...

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Jacksonville History: Setzer's & Pic N' Save Drugs

Metro Jacksonville shares the history of the rise and fall of two major Jacksonville companies founded by Lithuanian immigrant and former Springfield resident, Benjamin Setzer: Setzer's Supermarkets and Pic N' Save Drugs.

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Lost Jacksonville: Milligan's Beefy Burgers

Metro Jacksonville looks back at a long lost Jacksonville institution: Milligan's Beefy Burgers

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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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