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Downtown Is Literally On Fire: Davis Furniture Building
« on: November 30, 2014, 10:20:02 PM »
Downtown Is Literally On Fire: Davis Furniture Building



Another historic downtown building bites the dust. Images of Railroad Row's 105-year-old Davis Furniture Building going down in smoke.

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Re: Downtown Is Literally On Fire: Davis Furniture Building
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2014, 10:24:25 PM »
It especially hurts when a building named "Davis" goes down.  :-\
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Re: Downtown Is Literally On Fire: Davis Furniture Building
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2014, 11:15:31 PM »
I heard somewhere that this buildings owner has lost other historic buildings to questionable fires downtown. Is this true?
« Last Edit: December 01, 2014, 12:57:59 AM by Demosthenes »

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Re: Downtown Is Literally On Fire: Davis Furniture Building
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2014, 12:18:31 AM »
Great pictures. MJ should get there again before the smoke settles to take the second round of demolition pictures before all the evidence is hauled away for resale. Drove by yesterday after putting in at Hogans Creek where the official Mayor Brown kayak launch logo has been replaced with NO TRESPASSING signs. Dave Roman and Tera Meeks have been aware of this for months. Would love to hear what insurance adjusters and other fire experts would say to the sampling of the obscene pictures that you have provided

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Re: Downtown Is Literally On Fire: Davis Furniture Building
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2014, 08:49:48 AM »
Could have been a  great lawyers office with downstairs retail. I believe the Jacksonville Historic Society owned the building.

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Re: Downtown Is Literally On Fire: Davis Furniture Building
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2014, 09:08:35 AM »
The historical society doesn't own this building. JHS owns Old St. Luke's and the casket factory near the arena. This property is owned by Jacksonville Historical Properties, LLC.
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Re: Downtown Is Literally On Fire: Davis Furniture Building
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2014, 09:31:54 AM »
Is this the building Harbinger Sign had been looking at (before deciding against it) earlier this year...or was it the one next door?

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Re: Downtown Is Literally On Fire: Davis Furniture Building
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2014, 09:39:04 AM »
Have any other properties owned by Jacksonville Historical Properties Inc, or it's owner Chris Hionides burned in a similar fashion?


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Re: Downtown Is Literally On Fire: Davis Furniture Building
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2014, 10:23:14 AM »
More demo by neglect.  Get the insurance to write a check, and get a clear site to boot.  will it be another shining parking lot?

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Re: Downtown Is Literally On Fire: Davis Furniture Building
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2014, 12:19:45 PM »
Have any other properties owned by Jacksonville Historical Properties Inc, or it's owner Chris Hionides burned in a similar fashion?

No, and frankly Chris Hionides doesn't need to burn buildings for money.  If you look at the downtown properties that are actually occupied with cool businesses (burro bar, bay street, dos gatos etc.  all of them are petra properties, also owned by Chris.  The family management of their properties downtown is one of the only reasons that there is an entrepreneurial class present in downtown at all.

This is exactly why I asked this question here Stephen, thanks.  I didn't have the time to scour sunbiz and dcpao this morning, and knew someone would have the answer.
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Re: Downtown Is Literally On Fire: Davis Furniture Building
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2014, 01:36:12 PM »
Chris Hionedes did own another structure that had a major fire and was subsequently demo'd. The former Jacksonville Jewish Center.

http://www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2011-may-farewell-to-the-jacksonville-jewish-center#.VHy0a6x0xYc



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Re: Downtown Is Literally On Fire: Davis Furniture Building
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2014, 04:33:51 PM »
a new surface parking lot will emerge the flames....just what we need.

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Re: Downtown Is Literally On Fire: Davis Furniture Building
« Reply #12 on: December 02, 2014, 10:10:44 AM »
Yes the Jewish Center, directly on Klutho Park in the heart of Springfield, he did own and it did burn.

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Re: Downtown Is Literally On Fire: Davis Furniture Building
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2014, 10:21:44 AM »
a new surface parking lot will emerge the flames....just what we need.

Phoenix Parking Lots... I sense a great business opportunity.

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Re: Downtown Is Literally On Fire: Davis Furniture Building
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2014, 09:14:36 PM »
Owner: JACKSONVILLE HISTORIC PROPERTIES INC
Total market value: $451,964
Total assessed value for property: $451,964
Total building value: $120,330
Total land value: $330,750
Land usage: Commercial
Assessment for fiscal year: 2008/2009
Building usage: Wholesale Storage
Actual year built: 1909
Effective year built: 1909
Heated area: 31,029 square feet
Stories: 3
Rooms / Units: 8
Avg Story Height: 10 feet
Restrooms: 4
Base Area (actual / effective / heated): 10,343 / 10,343 / 10,343 square feet
Finished upper story 2 (actual / effective / heated): 10,343 / 20,686 / 20,686 square feet