5 Places That Prove We Don't Build Them Like We Used ToNovember 26, 2014 4 comments Print Article
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
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.
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
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