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Abandoned & Forgotten: Moncrief Road Cemeteries

Closing in on 900,000 residents, Jacksonville is a bustling Sunbelt city with a bright future. However, a visit to its Moncrief Road Cemetery district suggests it is a community that does not respect or value its African-American heritage or history. Once operated and maintained by Florida's first African-American...

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Inside the abandoned Richmond Hotel

Built in 1909, the Richmond Hotel was once one of the finest hotels in Downtown Jacksonville for African-Americans during the Jim Crow era. Featuring 48 upper floor rooms, its famed guests included Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald and Billy Holiday. The Richmond closed for good in the early...

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Fairfield: Jacksonville's First Entertainment District

The mixing of sports, entertainment and heavy industry gave birth to one of the first incorporated towns in Duval County nearly 140 years ago. Now located under the belly of the Mathews Bridge and a popular tailgating spot for Jacksonville Jaguars games, here’s the story behind the neighborhood of...

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Reimagining the Springfield Warehouse District

Courtesy of Emerging Design Professionals (EDP), Modern Cities takes a look inside a group of long abandoned Springfield warehouses, destined to anchor what could become Jacksonville's version of Miami's Wynwood Walls District: The proposed Jacksonville School for the Arts and the Phoenix Arts District.

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North Shore: The Northside's Best Kept Secret

Once the Jacksonville's northern border along the Trout River, North Shore is a quiet enclave of tranquility that has stood the test of time.

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Tiny Home Community Being Revived In Springfield

Breathing new life into Dancy Terrace, a community of historically-significant, tiny homes in Springfield.

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Avondale: Riverside's Residential Ideal

Some neighborhoods are so popular, their borders significantly grow with neighboring communities embracing their name as the decades pass. In Jacksonville, Avondale is an example of such a place. Now significant part of one of the region’s largest historic districts, Avondale was originally platted...

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16 major projects headed for the beaches

The Beaches and the Intracoastal Waterway have become hot spots for infill development. Here's a look at 16 major projects that are either proposed or already under construction.

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Brooklyn's unofficial museum: Reggie Bridges’s house

Dr. Tim Gilmore of jaxpsychogeo.com visits the house of Reggie Bridges. A residence that is arguably the unofficial museum of gentrifying Brooklyn's forgotten history.

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Lost history: Saving what's left of Sugar Hill

In honor of Black History Month, here's rare images and the story of Jacksonville's Sugar Hill neighborhood. Prior to largely being destroyed by desegregation, highway construction, medical center expansion, and urban renewal, Sugar Hill was the epicenter of black prosperity in Northeast Florida.

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