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Jax Pop Up HISTORY BOOK at Dos Gatos
« on: September 17, 2012, 03:00:13 AM »
Jax Pop Up HISTORY BOOK at Dos Gatos



Jax Pop Up History is a series of events designed to bring attention to the forgotten history buried in our own back yard.  Watch as little known historical events come alive before your very eyes. This Wednesday, a major event from Jacksonville's illustrious and scintillating untold past will come to life at Dos Gatos.  Don't be the one to miss it!



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Re: Jax Pop Up HISTORY BOOK at Dos Gatos
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2012, 06:19:10 AM »
This will be a GREAT event!  The Jacksonville Historical Society's regular meeting will be the night before, and that program is equally interesting:  "Move on or be Clubbed: The Jacksonville Streetcar Strike of 1912"
Robert Cassanello, a professor at the University of Central Florida, will present this story at Old St. Andrew's (317 A. Philip Randolph Boulevard) on Tuesday, September 18th.  Reception starts at 6:30 and the program begins at 7 p.m.

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Re: Jax Pop Up HISTORY BOOK at Dos Gatos
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2012, 08:37:23 AM »
This will be a really fun way to learn about the history of Jax, bonus points for being held in the best place downtown period... Dos Gatos.  I'll be there.

Event runs from 7-9pm, and DG's regular Casino Night follows immediately after. 

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Re: Jax Pop Up HISTORY BOOK at Dos Gatos
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2012, 12:43:36 AM »
I like the plan.  Count me in!

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Re: Jax Pop Up HISTORY BOOK at Dos Gatos
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2012, 06:44:43 AM »
Jacksonville Historical Society takes a look at an era when LaVilla was the city's red-light district

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By 1913, Cora Crane, Jacksonville’s most famous madam, had been dead three years and her lavish bordello, The Court, was no more.
But the red-light district along Ward Street (now Houston Street) in LaVilla was flourishing, with more than 60 sporting houses clustered in a four-block stretch west of Broad Street.
That era will be the subject of “Bawdy Behavior: The Naughty History of Houston Street,” a Jacksonville Historical Society “pop-up history book” event at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Dos Gatos House, 123 E. Forsyth St.
The red-light district was an issue in the mayoral elections of 1913 and 1915. In 1913, reformer Van Swearingen was elected mayor on a promise to close down the Ward Street bordellos. But Swearingen may have done too good of a job discouraging an industry that was popular with the tourists and sailors who regularly came to downtown Jacksonville. In 1915, J.E.T. (Just Easy Times) Bowden defeated Swearingen while running on what was essentially a pro-prostitution platform.

full article: http://jacksonville.com/entertainment/arts/2012-09-18/story/jacksonville-historical-society-takes-look-era-when-lavilla-was
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Re: Jax Pop Up HISTORY BOOK at Dos Gatos
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2012, 07:47:52 AM »
This is great series of events. The organizers, and Jax in general, should be proud.

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Re: Jax Pop Up HISTORY BOOK at Dos Gatos
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2012, 08:09:56 AM »

Cora and Stephen Crane at a benefit party held in Brede Rectory Gardens.  State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/403


Inside a bedroom at The Court.  State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/118158


Laying pipe on Ward Street in 1914.  Ward Street was the epicenter of LaVilla's Red Light District. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/34466




F = "Female boarding houses" on this Sanborn Map.


Former bordellos on Ward (Houston) Street.
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Re: Jax Pop Up HISTORY BOOK at Dos Gatos
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2012, 03:59:30 AM »
"Laying pipe on Ward Street in 1914"....I see what you did there.... ;D