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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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Changing Jacksonville: Then and Now

A Moderncities.com comparison of 1943 and 2016 aerials illustrating the impact of expressways penetrating through various Jacksonville neighborhoods and districts.

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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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Rick Mullaney: The Benefits and Future of Consolidation

The third and final installment of the series. Rick Mullaney, as the former General Counsel for the City of Jacksonville, has an engineer's view of how our Consolidated government works. Join us as he explains the machine that is our unique form of government, its history, things we learned along the...

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Understanding Consolidation with Rick Mullaney

Rick Mullaney, as the General Counsel for the City of Jacksonville, has an engineer's view of how our Consolidated government works. Join us as he explains the machine that is our unique form of government, its history, things we learned along the way, and how structural changes and political fads have...

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