Abandoned Jacksonville: Evans Rendezvous

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Metro Jacksonville gets a glimpse of what remains of one of the South's most popular oceanfront spots for African-Americans during the Jim Crow era: American Beach's Evans Rendezvous.

Evans Rendezvous Club

Located in American Beach, Evans Rendezvous was a jazz club that once hosted famed musicans such as Louis Armstrong and Ray Charles. According to a 1998 Florida Times-Union article, the Trust for Public Land's future plans for the site involve restoring the long-abandoned structure and converting it into a museum centering on the club's heyday in the 1940s and '50s.

Source: http://jacksonville.com/tu-online/stories/091308/nen_331224237.shtml

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