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thelakelander

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Jacksonville's surviving Green Book sites
« on: April 01, 2021, 08:55:22 AM »
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First published in 1936, the “Negro Motorist Green Book' was a compilation of restaurants, over-night accommodations, gas stations and other public services for people of color traversing a “White-only” landscape for Black travelers during segregation. Jacksonville was a major Florida destination featured in the document. Here are four Green Book sites in Jacksonville that still stand today.


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Re: Jacksonville's surviving Green Book sites
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2021, 12:41:56 PM »
Great article, Ennis.  Your research for these articles is amazing.  Love the old photos and history.

I hope this not only leads to greater appreciation of Jax history but restoring and repurposing these buildings.  It would appear that the Richmond Hotel could even be a hotel again, perhaps a boutique style one.  Would be really cool to have that Downtown as we don't have anything like that now.

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Re: Jacksonville's surviving Green Book sites
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2021, 11:29:32 PM »
Fascinating research, well done Ennis!

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Re: Jacksonville's surviving Green Book sites
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2021, 03:03:41 PM »
Agree.  Richmond Hotel currently for sale on Loopnet.................$1,400,000   

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