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Reclaiming Jacksonville
« on: April 02, 2012, 03:00:50 AM »
Reclaiming Jacksonville



After months of development, Metro Jacksonville's first book has a new name, and is in the process of being printed by Charleston, SC-based The History Press.

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Re: Reclaiming Jacksonville
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2012, 03:06:51 AM »
Congratulations to all involved. Looking forward to it.

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Re: Reclaiming Jacksonville
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2012, 03:30:45 AM »

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Re: Reclaiming Jacksonville
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2012, 05:46:32 AM »
Congratulations to all involved.  I like the new title much better.  Sounds hopeful, rather than pessimistic.

I've never seen a picture of the Marble Bank with the large tree planters.  Looks even better.  It is depressing that a building that is SO incredible, that was fully renovated not that long ago, yet it is in total disrepair now.  It is an understandable challenge to re-purpose a building as large as say Annie Lytle, but Marble Bank is smaller and thus has multiple options for a new use.  It seems so 'no brainer', yet it continues to sit unrenovated.     

This is like waiting for my High School yearbook !

What the price btw?
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Re: Reclaiming Jacksonville
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2012, 06:23:34 AM »
Thanks, vicupstate.  I was shocked as well to see how fast the Marble Bank has deteriorated since its complete makeover 34 years ago.  The price of the books are $24.99 each.
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Re: Reclaiming Jacksonville
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2012, 07:01:33 AM »
Can't wait to get one.
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Re: Reclaiming Jacksonville
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2012, 07:10:58 AM »
congratulations and I can't wait to get one. 

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Re: Reclaiming Jacksonville
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2012, 07:44:49 AM »
Can't wait! Congratulations.

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Re: Reclaiming Jacksonville
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2012, 07:54:18 AM »
This looks like a very worthwhile publication and kudos are definitely due the authors. As far as the likelihood of success goes, however, I just hope the city can first find enough money to fix the non-functional water fountains along the northbank riverwalk.

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Re: Reclaiming Jacksonville
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2012, 08:13:38 AM »
If the Marble Bank was renovated 34 years ago, does anyone know when it was last OCCUPIED, since I would assume that iswhen the deterioration began.

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Re: Reclaiming Jacksonville
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2012, 08:38:32 AM »
It was last occupied somewhere in the early 1990s.
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Re: Reclaiming Jacksonville
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2012, 08:44:11 AM »
I want to say that I saw 1994 was when the Trio was abandoned...shortly after NCNB was absorbed into NationsBank.
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Re: Reclaiming Jacksonville
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2012, 08:47:35 AM »
Great title!  Can't wait to buy one to put next to Dr. Wood's books.
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Re: Reclaiming Jacksonville
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2012, 09:17:45 AM »
Can someone fix the distorted image on the homepage? Its an OCD of me as a graphic designer. It can be embarrassing for MetroJacksonville to have a huge distorted image on the homepage.

I can help fix it if you need me to.

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Re: Reclaiming Jacksonville
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2012, 10:12:20 AM »
There's a glitch with the new server.  It's something we'll have to work on.
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