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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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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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