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Remembering Oriental Gardens

Situated just south of Craig Creek in San Marco, Oriental Gardens charmed Jacksonville visitors for nearly two decades.

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Springfield's 1st Railroad: Life After Camp Cuba Libre

Most know it as a wide linear green strip of overgrown vegetation serving as the border between Springfield and the Eastside. 125 years ago, this forgotten path was primed to become a major gateway into Florida's largest city. Today, we take a look at the rise and fall of a former Springfield railroad...

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Annie Lytle Public School (Public School # 4)

It has captured the imaginations of Jaxons for decades. In this essay, photographic artist David Gano captures incredible images of what's happening inside Annie Lytle Public School.

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Great Ideas; No Action: 10 Projects That Never Happened

Over the past 100 years, Jacksonville has been an epicenter of economic opportunity. It's also been a place where dreams have come to die. Here's 10 proposals with some merit that, for a variety of reasons, ultimately failed to materialize into reality.

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The Lost Theatres of LaVilla

During the formative years of Jazz and Blues in America’s late 19th and early 20th centuries, Jacksonville was a major performance venue in this part of the country. Unfortunately, not much is known by the majority of our population because much of this history resides exclusively on the black side...

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The Lost Skyscrapers of Jacksonville

Metro Jacksonville takes a look back at the six downtown highrises (10 stories and above) that no longer exist.

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7 Black Facts About Jax You Didn't Already Know!

In celebration of Black History Month, here's a few things you probably didn't know about Jacksonville.

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Ebb and Flow on Jacksonville's Northbank

From EU Jacksonville: a brief history of Jacksonville's northbank

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The Lost Story of Jacksonville's Moncrief Park

Today, Moncrief is an area that most Jaxsons avoid or know little about outside of the local media's crime coverage. However, a century ago it was the site of one of the nation's most popular horse racing tracks.

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