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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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Jacksonville in 1928

Rarely seen imagery taken between 1928 and 1929, of Jacksonville's neighborhoods by George W. Simons Jr.

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Orange Park: The First Coast's Overlooked Historic City

When one hears the name "Orange Park," congested Blanding Boulevard and post-WWII suburbia immediately enters the mind of many. However, a short trip off the beaten path of gridlocked arterials, Blanding and Park Avenue, reveals a scenic and peaceful community that dates back to the late 19th century.

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Jacksonville History: The Seminole Hotel

In this guest article, Leif Sodergren of Gothenburg, Sweden shares the memories of Jacksonville's long lost Seminole Hotel, the place to be seen in downtown in 1913.

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Big League City! 100 Years of Football in Jacksonville

Big League City! 100 Years of Football in Jacksonville, the new book by Metro Jacksonville member Ken Bowen, chronicles Jacksonville’s unmatched gridiron fervor, from Florida’s first college football game held in the wake of the Great Fire of 1901, to the birth of the Florida-Georgia game and the...

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