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17 Amazing Images of Old Downtown Jacksonville
« on: October 14, 2015, 03:00:02 AM »
17 Amazing Images of Old Downtown Jacksonville



How well do you know Downtown Jacksonville? If so, you should have no problem in identifying the location of these early 20th century photographs. Take a look and give it a try!

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Re: 17 Amazing Images of Old Downtown Jacksonville
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2015, 08:53:25 PM »
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Re: 17 Amazing Images of Old Downtown Jacksonville
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2015, 11:00:38 AM »
Great photos thanks for sharing. I also remember a late Friend of mine William "Bill" Elsner who photographed a lot of Jacksonville Florida along with his late Father. Bill died in 2009 I was a neighbor of his growing up in Orange Park and in the 1970's Bill took photos of my Family. When I befriended him again in 2007 or so. I suggested to him that he should donate to the Jacksonville Historical Society. Instead of selling or giving away his great collection of photographic works. :)
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Re: 17 Amazing Images of Old Downtown Jacksonville
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2015, 04:13:23 PM »
So what happened to Bill's photos?  Quite a story with no good ending!

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Re: 17 Amazing Images of Old Downtown Jacksonville
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2015, 11:09:59 AM »
So what happened to Bill's photos?  Quite a story with no good ending!
Bill's photos could have ended up at a local business here in Jacksonville Florida but I told Bill to have his work donated. I lost touch with Bill Elsner after my own Dad had a stroke and died in 2008. Bill once told me he would give me his photos. I really wasn't the one that should have gotten them. I hope the "Jacksonville Historical Society" knows what to do with them.  :-\
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Re: 17 Amazing Images of Old Downtown Jacksonville
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2015, 12:41:07 PM »
these are fantastic… It will be interesting to see what Jacksonville looks like 20 years from now as it transitions from an industrial to a digital economy. I hope that much of the empty office space will soon be occupied and old buildings reclaimed by restaurants, shops, and entrepreneurs. with the right tax incentives, I would like to believe it is possible.