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Jax Pop Up History Uncovers Untold Stories

Tap into history Wednesday, December 12 at Intuition Ale Works starting at 7 pm. Jax Pop Up History is a series of events designed to bring attention to the forgotten history buried in our own back yard. Watch as little known historical events come alive before your very eyes.

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Book Review: Cohen Brothers The Big Store

Classifying himself as a silver-hair residing in Atlantic Beach, Michael Hoffmann provides us with a review of Metro Jacksonville's Cohen Brothers The Big Store.

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Lost Jacksonville: McCoys Creek

Today, McCoys Creek is a contaminated afterthought waterway known more for flooding North Riverside residents and businesses. 82 years ago, along with Hogans Creek, it was Jacksonville's answer to the City Beautiful Movement of the early 20th century. Join Metro Jacksonville, as we share the story...

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Visions of Yesteryear: The 1971 Downtown Master Plan

This is the redevelopment plan that started it all. MetroJacksonville brings to you the first of several competing visions of the city in the era of Downtown Demolition. Read it and give us your thoughts on the outcomes and even the unintended consequences of the 1971 Master Plan.

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Lost Jacksonville: A Slice of the Midwest

Jacksonville's urban core is full of forgotten sites that were significant at one point in time. Today, Metro Jacksonville shares the history of Moncrief's Seaboard Allied Milling Corporation, which was the first flour mill constructed in Florida.

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Jacksonville City Hall Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Now occupied by Jacksonville City Hall, one of the city's most revered architectural masterpieces, the St. James Building, celebrates its century old anniversary of its opening as Cohen Brothers Department Store. A special anniversary exhibit and program by Dr. Wayne Wood, City Council President Bill...

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Cohen Brothers The Big Store Now Available

Metro Jacksonville's second book is now available for pre-sale from Charleston, SC-based History Press. Order yours now!

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Supporting the Jacksonville Historical Society

The Jacksonville Historical Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has been serving the community since 1929, dedicated to preserving the history of Northeast Florida and educating citizens about culture, architecture and history of the area. It produces books, television programs, oral histories,...

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Jax Pop Up HISTORY BOOK at Dos Gatos

Jax Pop Up History is a series of events designed to bring attention to the forgotten history buried in our own back yard. Watch as little known historical events come alive before your very eyes. This Wednesday, a major event from Jacksonville's illustrious and scintillating untold past will come to...

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The Age of the Downtown Department Store

Before shopping malls took over the Jacksonville region, downtown's streets were once lined with grand department stores. In honor of the upcoming 100 year anniversary of the Cohen Brother's St. James Building (now city hall), and with our second book currently in production, Metro Jacksonville takes...

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