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5 Places That Prove We Don't Build Them Like We Used To

They say we don't build them like we used to. Here's five places around town that suggest this saying may be true.

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A Century of Murder, Mayhem, and Fraud in Jacksonville

Do you really know your next door neighbor? Over the last century, Jacksonville has been the home of several interesting characters and residents who operated on the other side of the law. Here's a few from Jacksonville's notorious past.

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Engine 15 Brewing Company: Downtown's Newest Brewery

Craft breweries are breathing a breath of fresh air into aging urban districts across America. Is it possible that Engine 15 Brewing Company can stimulate a renaissance along Myrtle Avenue? Today, Metro Jacksonville takes a tour of downtown's newest brewery, the site's history, and future plans.

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10 Jacksonville Men Who Ran Florida

With election day finally arriving, here's a list of Florida's governors that were either born or lived in Jacksonville, in chronological order.

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The Streetcars of Florida's First Coast - New MJ Book!

The Streetcars of Florida's First Coast, Autographed copies of Metro Jacksonville's third book, published by Charleston, SC-based History Press, are now available online. Order yours now!

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The Story Behind The Union Terminal Warehouse Company

Hovering over the Mathews Bridge Expressway, the century old Union Terminal Warehouse Company was the largest industrial building in Jacksonville for decades. Today, Metro Jacksonville takes a look inside and shares the story behind it.

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Abandoned Jacksonville: Coca-Cola Bottling Company

When traveling on the forgotten side streets of Jacksonville's older neighborhoods, one can't help but have a bit of "factory nostalgia" due to the eerily quiet ruins of industrial sites that once buzzed with activity. Here's a story of the rise and fall of a Jacksonville bottling factory that represents...

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Abandoned Jacksonville: Jones Chambliss Meat Packers

When traveling on the forgotten side streets of Jacksonville's older neighborhoods, one can't help but have a bit of "factory nostalgia" due to the eerily quiet ruins of industrial sites that once buzzed with activity. Here's a story of the rise and fall of a slaughterhouse just north of Riverside and...

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Abandoned Jacksonville: Atlantic Ale & Beer

This photo oriented article is dedicated to the industrial heritage of Jacksonville's urban core and the remains of a once proud, glorious industrial era. Many of the ghosts of factories, power plants, and mills still remain to be explored and appreciated, even as they slowly return to nature. So enjoy!

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NAAS Green Cove Springs: Ruins of Northeast Florida

What do treasure hunting trips, hovercrafts, ferries, space exploration, and vintage rail cars have to do with one another? All are related to the environment that makes Reynolds Industrial Park and Clay County Port (formerly NAAS Green Cove Springs) one of the most interesting spots for storytelling...

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