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Where is it?
« on: November 22, 2007, 04:00:00 AM »
Where is it?



Hint:  This building is industrial and located  north  of the central business district.

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Re: Where is it?
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2007, 06:26:58 PM »
Well...I have two guesses but neither fits the initials on the crest:
1) The old cigar factory north of Springfield; or
2) EH Thompson building (formerly Claude Nolan Cadillac) on Main & Orange.

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Re: Where is it?
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2007, 08:46:34 AM »
Both are wrong.  Although the original Swisher facility would be an interesting place to check out if it were not surrounded by barbed wire fencing and security.

Here's a few more hints.  In it's heyday, it had just as much glass on it's exterior as concrete and stucco.  It was designed by Marsh & Saxelbye in 1921, includes a 370ft long clerestory window and is located in Durkeeville.
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Re: Where is it?
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2007, 09:05:12 AM »
wow....a 370 ft window....now that's cool  ;D

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Re: Where is it?
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2007, 11:44:38 AM »
Ummmmm? Jacksonville! Right!

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Re: Where is it?
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2007, 01:02:35 PM »
Built as the American Motors Export Company Building
801 West 15th Street at Fairfax circa 1921*

*see page 358 of the excellent Jacksonville's Architectural Heritage-Landmarks For The Future

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Re: Where is it?
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2007, 01:14:29 PM »
I think it's currently a lumberyard, sitting on about 7-8 acres of land.

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Re: Where is it?
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2007, 01:55:07 PM »
my best friend in high school, his brother, married a Swisher.  Barry is a cool guy, pilot, gemologist, and a Attorney now too.  Don't know what he's flying these days before they were small piper cubs and stuff.  Given Barry's desires, it's probably the multi-engine jet rating.
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