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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 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 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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Red Grange and the Chicago Bears Barnstorm to Jax

Ken Bowen, the author of Big League City: 100 Years of Football in Jacksonville, shares the story of Jacksonville's first professional football game.

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The Story of Dixieland Park

Modern Cities and Transform Jax share a story by Mike Goldman about the rise and fall of an early Jacksonville amusement park: Dixieland Park

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