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thelakelander

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First Baptist Church's historical demolition derby
« on: April 06, 2020, 07:41:44 AM »
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As the First Baptist Church pushes to demolish another piece of Downtown Jacksonville's dwindling historic building fabric, here's a look at what the church has already destroyed over the years.


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Re: First Baptist Church's historical demolition derby
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2020, 11:24:55 AM »
Wow! That's kind of disturbing.

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Re: First Baptist Church's historical demolition derby
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2020, 11:47:05 AM »
When an individual building is demolished, it can be hard in the short term to see the dramatic impact the pattern can have over a substained period of time. Yet, the end result is several blocks of lost life, history, culture, sense of place, vitality and economic activity.
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« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2020, 12:43:52 PM »
I always admired some of those buildings that had been destroyed and it just never occurred to me that FBC was a common thread in their demolition.  Eye-opening.
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« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2020, 09:12:19 AM »
Sad to see such amazing architectural history razed. :(