Lost Jacksonville

April 13, 2012 180 comments Open printer friendly version of this article Print Article

A century ago, Jacksonville was the center of a highly progressive architectural community. Over time, we have become a conservative community with little regard for the importance of architecture in our urban landscape. Here is a collection of images showcasing several significant structures that no longer exist in the downtown area. A few came down in fires; others were replaced by larger structures. Most were simply torn down and replaced with parking garages and surface lots. Hopefully, one day reminders showing what we have lost will provoke our community to work harder to save what's left.

18. Looking east down Forsyth Street - Intersection of Forsyth & Laura

19. Looking north down Main Street - Intersection of Main & Forsyth

20. Looking north down Main - Intersection of Main & Forsyth

21. Rhodes Furniture Building - NW corner of Main & Monroe (demolished for new public library)


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