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

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



5. US Post Office

The US Post Office building in 1940. Image courtesy of the State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/52533

From 1893 to 1940, the US Post Office building dominated Jacksonville's skyline and was a focal point of the city's cultural life. It was torn down for a department store that shut down in 1984. Today, you'd be lucky to find a post office.

Construction of the US Post Office in 1893. Image courtesy of the State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/28659


Postcard image courtesy of the State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/268731


The Post Office Building being demolished for Furchgott's in 1940.

Read More: Remembering Furchgott's Department Store

Article by Ennis Davis, AICP. Contact Ennis at edavis@moderncities.com


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