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The Sports District: Life Before Everbank Field

While the Jacksonville City Council is poised to pass a bill this week to add an amphitheater and indoor football facility at Everbank Field, Metro Jacksonville takes a look at what was in the Sports District before football.

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Downtown Frankenstein: Remembering the Past

Before we move on to the future, we have to remember and learn from the past. While, we wait for Stephen Dare's next installment on this series, Metro Jacksonville takes a look at downtown scene we destroyed in the name of progress. This photograph was taken in the late 1930s on the corner of Main...

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Downtown Frankenstein: The Beginning

To understand Jacksonville, (at least as far as its early development goes) it is impossible to underplay the importance of business, merchants, and commercial interests in the fabric of its history. (this article was originally published in 2006.

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7 Haunted Places In Jacksonville

If you're the type of person who believes in ghost, ghouls, and goblins, here are few sites in town you might want to avoid this weekend.

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5 Lost Colleges & Universities of the Inner City

Many would like to see an urban university grow up in the heart of the city. Here's five schools that got away.

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17 Amazing Images of Old Downtown Jacksonville

How well do you know Downtown Jacksonville? If so, you should have no problem in identifying the location of these early 20th century photographs. Take a look and give it a try!

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Elena Flats: A Look Inside Before Restoration Begins

A look inside the remains of a century old downtown Jacksonville rooming house before restoration begins: The Elena Flats Building

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A Century of Jax's Tallest Skyscrapers

Immediately following the Great Fire of 1901, the skyscraper made its way to Jacksonville. Over the decades to follow, the city's tallest building has changed nine times. Here's a look at those buildings.

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