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10 Cool Places In Jacksonville That Don't Exist Anymore
« on: November 20, 2014, 03:00:05 AM »
10 Cool Places In Jacksonville That Don't Exist Anymore



It is no secret that Jacksonville has an extensive history—some pretty well known; some not so much. Here is a list of 10 places in Jacksonville that, unfortunately, do not exist anymore.

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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2014, 04:35:04 AM »
Another great tour. Love the picture of McCoys Creek 1929 is on the concrete curvature. And brackets now cross the creek to prevent the bulkhead from collapsing. It still says Visit Jacksonville!


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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2014, 08:34:00 AM »
Seemed much more of an interesting city back then..

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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2014, 08:58:42 AM »
Very cool.

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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2014, 09:24:43 AM »
This is a fantastic article.  Love the links to more info on each. 

So sad to see all the history that has been demolished, and then hear people today still say that "downtown should be torn down and started over" or that we should raze buildings first and then come up with a plan. 
So I said to him: Arthur, Artie come on, why does the salesman have to die? Change the title; The life of a salesman. That's what people want to see.

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Re: 10 Cool Places In Jacksonville That Don't Exist Anymore
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2014, 09:46:05 AM »
5,000,000 studies! A dozen plans! Bulldozers! Cleared for rebuild! Puff of smoke and it's all gone! Dozens of empty lots downtown! History of the city in the dump! (And in some salvage yards!)  Jacksonville progress! Has been going on for years! Nice tour though.

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Re: 10 Cool Places In Jacksonville That Don't Exist Anymore
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2014, 10:44:03 AM »
What about Ostrich Landing?

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Re: 10 Cool Places In Jacksonville That Don't Exist Anymore
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2014, 10:57:04 AM »
Or Dixieland Park, Lover's Lane, and Mason Park? Kind of difficult to pin down 200 years into 10 things but we can certainly revisit it.
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Re: 10 Cool Places In Jacksonville That Don't Exist Anymore
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2014, 01:03:51 PM »
The Nude Carwash!

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« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2014, 02:58:31 PM »
Nude car wash? That's some Debbie Does Dallas stuff. Where was this?
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« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2014, 03:15:39 PM »
Nude car wash? ...Where was this?

That's what I was wondering.  That could warrant it's own pictorial article.   ;D

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« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2014, 04:06:23 PM »
I think it was off of Philips somewhere - in the 80's.  I seem to remember 8ft. privacy fences.  Dad's car was always spotless!

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« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2014, 04:11:41 PM »
Uhhhh, that wasn't a car wash.   ;)
So I said to him: Arthur, Artie come on, why does the salesman have to die? Change the title; The life of a salesman. That's what people want to see.

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« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2014, 09:36:44 PM »
If I remember correctly, up until the time Warren Colazzo built Fantasy World, Topless dancing was legal. He wanted nude dancing and in an effort to restrict this new enterprise, the city banned nude or topless dancing if liquor was served. This was known as the " Adult Entertainment Code" and I think is still in existence today. This was also around the time that Doll House, the former J.R.'s now Sinsations, and The New Solid Gold became nude and no longer served Alcohol. I can't remember which street it was on but Fantasy World was built on the Southwest Corner of the Arlington Expressway and either Cesery or Arlington Rd.
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