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The Last Days of LaVilla

Sometimes the grass isn't greener on the other side of the fence. 21st century LaVilla is known as a section of downtown that's characterized by blighted surface parking lots and failed dreams of urban renewal. Before it's wholesale demolition in the early 1990s, it was one of the densest neighborhoods...

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A Blast From The Past: 1990s Downtown Jacksonville

Downtown Jacksonville has come a long way over the last twenty years. Today, we go back in time and take a look at the streets of Downtown's Northbank during the early 1990s.

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The Controversial History Behind the Rodman Reservoir

Metro Jacksonville takes a brief look at the history Cross Florida Barge Canal. A project that created the Rodman Dam and Reservoir while also becoming the largest public works project in America to halted in the middle of construction.

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5 More Places That Existed Then That Are Better Now

Here are five more historic sites in Jacksonville that have gotten better with age.

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5 Places That Existed Then That Are Better Now

Here are five historic sites in Jacksonville that have gotten better with age.

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4 Christmas Events We Don't Do Anymore In Jax

This week Jacksonville will celebrate Christmas for the 182nd time. Here's four major Christmas traditions that don't happen anymore in a city that continues to change.

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7 Popular Jacksonville Names That Aren't Around Anymore

Several businesses and major chains have come and gone over the course of Jacksonville's 182 years of existence. Here's a couple of names older generations of Jaxsons will vividly remember.

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LaVilla: The Rise & Fall of a Great Black Neighborhood

A detailed timeline illustrating the rise and fall of a great Jacksonville African-American neighborhood: LaVilla

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5 Places That Prove We Don't Build Them Like We Used To

They say we don't build them like we used to. Here's five places around town that suggest this saying may be true.

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