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Video: 1930s Jacksonville

Can you figure out what neighborhoods are featured in this 1930s Jacksonville home video?

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You have no idea of what was once located here!

Here's five more additions to the Concrete Slabs of Jacksonville series.

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Seven Decisions That Killed Downtown

During the late 20th century, changes in the nation's business policies and practices dramatically impacted our central business districts. Some, like Charlotte and Houston, came out as winners. Others like New Orleans and Jacksonville were dealt blows they're still working hard to overcome today. Ever...

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Six awe-inspiring Jax skyscrapers never built

The downtown Jacksonville skyline we know and love today would have looked dramtically different if these size skyscrapers would have been built as originally proposed.

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Henry B. Plant: The King of Florida

Jacksonville and much of Florida owes a lot of gratitude to this railroad tycoon, whose 19th century infrastructure investments have paved the way for a 21st century Florida.

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Treaty Oak: A History Rooted in Myth

From EU Jacksonville: Tim Gilmore describes the mythology surrounding Treaty Oak.

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Downtown Jacksonville and a Bouncing Baby in 1916

A one-reel comedy capturing the downtown Jacksonville scene in 1916, starring Oliver Hardy.

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Turpentine Births Modern Day Jacksonville

The turpentine and resin industry was a driving force behind the development of 19th century port cities like Pensacola and, of course, Jacksonville. Once Florida’s largest industry, and one of the oldest industries in the United States, turpentine is a ubiquitous ingredient in American household products...

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The Day the Movies Died: Southbank’s Rich Film History

From EU Jacksonville: Jacksonville has permitted more than 400 film, television, and digital media productions. Vincent Vega (John Travolta) called the city “a great asset” due to the diverse locations after shooting Lonely Hearts and Basic here. Written by Brenton Crozier.

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Stories Behind the Concrete Slabs of Jax: Part II

Part two of Metro Jacksonville's series that highlights the lost stories behind downtown Jacksonville's surface parking lots.

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