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Before and After: Downtown Jacksonville Retail

For much of the 20th century, downtown Jacksonville's Northbank was the premier urban shopping district in Florida. Here's a before and after look at spaces that were once key attractions of a forgotten retail era in the city's history.

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The Ghosts of Green Cove Springs

What do treasure hunting trips, hovercrafts, ferries, space exploration, and vintage rail cars have to do with one another? All are forgotten relics that combine to make up the afterlife of an abandoned World War II era air base. Bullet of Abandoned Florida shares imagery of one of the state's most interesting...

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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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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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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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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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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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The death of a neighborhood: Inside Public School #8

Ennis Davis, AICP of Moderncities.com takes a look inside a closed inner city Jacksonville public school and ponders the negative impact on the surrounding community.

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Remembering The Richmond Hotel

Now occupied by the DeLoach Furniture Company, the Richmond Hotel is one of a handful of historically significant buildings that survived the 1990s demolition derby party held in LaVilla.

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