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Inside the Bostwick Building
« on: October 16, 2007, 04:00:00 AM »
Inside the Bostwick Building



Built in 1902, the Bostwick Building is one of downtown's most recognizable vacant historic buildings.

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Re: Inside the Bostwick Building
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2007, 08:31:24 AM »
Interestng building.  The inside has as much potential as the outside.  It would take some money, bu it could be a real gem, and a great addition to Bay St. renaissance.

So how soon can we expect the wrecking ball?
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Re: Inside the Bostwick Building
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2007, 08:44:51 AM »
In fairness, Vic, we really need more parking downtown.

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Re: Inside the Bostwick Building
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2007, 08:50:32 AM »
I can't wait to park my car there!

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Re: Inside the Bostwick Building
« Reply #4 on: October 16, 2007, 09:13:39 AM »
There's definately a lot of potential here, but it will probably require some city help to bring it back.  If something isn't done with it soon, it will probably fall in on itself within a year or two.  If it does go down, expect it to become a parking lot.
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Re: Inside the Bostwick Building
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2007, 09:43:20 AM »
Very interesting info concerning the Big Cat...errrr...The Bostwick Bldg; That bldg is in really, really bad shape particularly inside of it; Unfortunately the parking there is non-existent. I really hope that this bldg is restored, but I'd be shocked if that would be the case one of these days. I love the "E.Bay & Ocean engraving" on the corner; I haven't previously noticed it.

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Re: Inside the Bostwick Building
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2007, 10:00:10 AM »
Oh, I forgot, I have another concern about the Bostwick Bldg; Does it still have the ghost of the head cashier inside? Maybe that's why no one is trying to restore it; I guess this is a job for the Ghostbusters. :D

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Re: Inside the Bostwick Building
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2007, 11:01:26 AM »
This building could really be something special. Like the Laura Trio, so much potential.

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Re: Inside the Bostwick Building
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2007, 02:44:07 PM »
i used to work in an historic building that didn't originally have room for parking before being renovated.  2 floors were added to the top with a lobby in the front half of the first floor and parking on the middle floors.  i can't tell much from the pictures, but it might be able to work here.  again, someone would have to really want it, because again, it would take a lot of money. 

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Re: Inside the Bostwick Building
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2007, 02:50:19 PM »
isn't there a parking garage across the street? i'm sure there has to be some kind of parking close by, i mean every block seems to have a parking garage or a flat unused parking lot.

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Re: Inside the Bostwick Building
« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2007, 03:18:21 PM »
isn't there a parking garage across the street? i'm sure there has to be some kind of parking close by, i mean every block seems to have a parking garage or a flat unused parking lot.

Yes, there is a three or four level parking garage in the very next block.  Just cross Ocean Street and you're there. In fact, that garage consumes it's entire block.   

If living in a city with lots of parking garages ever becomes 'hip', Jacksonville would become an "world class" city overnight. 
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Re: Inside the Bostwick Building
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2007, 03:22:55 PM »
I tell ya, one day developers will be making condos and lofts out of our unused parking garages

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Re: Inside the Bostwick Building
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2007, 04:26:38 PM »
Come on guys. You arent thinking inside the box. There is ALWAYS more need for parking lots.

You have heard the old adage about turning a place into a parking lot... we are doing that, only it isn't a euphemism about nuclear war...

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Re: Inside the Bostwick Building
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2008, 09:08:25 PM »
I would like to know more about the suicide in the building.  I've never heard that story before and I'm very familiar with the building.

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Re: Inside the Bostwick Building
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2008, 09:29:33 PM »
I can't wait to park my car there!

ha.  my 1st thought when reading this was, what will it look like when it's gone.  :)
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