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Distinguish Jax: The Jacksonville Maritime Museum
« on: July 25, 2007, 04:00:00 AM »
Distinguish Jax: The Jacksonville Maritime Museum



While our city still struggles to promote the historic legacy of the St. Johns River and its impact on the community, the Jacksonville Maritime Museum Society (JMMS) operates a small, yet informative facility that does just that.

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Re: Distinguish Jax: The Jacksonville Maritime Museum
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2007, 10:27:25 AM »
You are trying to tell me that the city of Jacksonville isn't interested in progress??? Whatever!!!

Thank you, thank you very much. I'll be here all week.  ;D

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Re: Distinguish Jax: The Jacksonville Maritime Museum
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2007, 11:51:27 AM »
The Jacksonville Chapter of The Emerging Architects should be thanked for that site plan rendering.  Last year, we held a design competition for the Maritime Museum.  A winner was selected for that competition, and we then formed a group of Members to come up with a design specifically for the Acosta Site.  That design was then presented to the Mayor by several Maritime Board members as well as two members of Emerging Architects, Jeremiah Russell and Eduardo Pagan.  I'm more than a little surprised that this information wasn't mentioned in this article.

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Re: Distinguish Jax: The Jacksonville Maritime Museum
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2007, 12:25:44 PM »
There's no reason to be suprised.  Those working in the museum didn't mention it when we were taking the images.  Feel free to add elevations of that particular design so we all can see.  What was the Mayor's response to the proposal, in your own words?  Maybe we can help attract attention to the situation.
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Re: Distinguish Jax: The Jacksonville Maritime Museum
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2007, 12:46:10 PM »
In my own words, the Mayor was less than interested in the Maritime Museum building on that particular gem of a site.  As for any action that may be taken in the future?  The Maritime Museum Board has said that they are still interested in pursuing that site as a viable location for a new Museum, but opposition meets them at nearly every turn.  All of this is my own supposition and should be confirmed with the Maritime Board.  In my humble opinion, I don't believe that the Maritime Museum will ever be granted a place on the St. John's River on either bank other than the one that they currently occupy.  Even though, for almost 30 years they have maintained and promoted the very rich Maritime history of Jacksonville and the St. John's River.  I see it as a monumental insult that our city officials are unwilling to allow The Maritime Museum a place of prominence on either the north or south bank of the river.  But then again, that's really no surprise to anyone is it?

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Re: Distinguish Jax: The Jacksonville Maritime Museum
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2007, 12:54:55 PM »
That's unfortunate.  An expanded maritime museum would only increase the chance of public acceptance toward whatever the Mayor is dreaming of doing on the Southbank.
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Re: Distinguish Jax: The Jacksonville Maritime Museum
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2007, 03:59:16 PM »
it is pretty ironic.  i mean who would even consider a maritime museum that isnt on the river?  i think that the current administration cant really see the potential they are turning away from.

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Re: Distinguish Jax: The Jacksonville Maritime Museum
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2007, 06:23:19 PM »
When working for the US Government, they once brought in a young janitor who claimed he bought a surplus aircraft carrier for $500 dollars,  and took it up the St. Johns, then hid it in a creek. He claimed he had to to keep all the tourists off of it! Now if we could just find it, damn, ready made museum! 

Seriously, if our City would induce a dedicated fund to create cultural development, we would lead the State in no time. Oklahoma City voted a penny or so sales tax for the zoo, which is Sea World, San Diego, and a few others, all-in-one... on steroids! They also have the special MAPS funds, a short term tax that has re-made Bricktown, built arenas, ball parks, a river and a canal then lined them with top named hotels, retail and restaurants.

Just Imagine:

A 30,000 sq foot... Jacksonville Maritime Museum
A 10,000 sq foot... Museum of Florida Civil War History (more properly known as The War of Yankee Aggression)
A 20,000 sq foot... National Negro League, Home - Hall of Fame and a expo ball park
A 20,000 sq foot... Florida Museum of Transportation
A 10,000 sq foot... Museum of The Electric Railways of Florida (home to the Trolleys and attached to the above?)
A 25,000 sq foot... Museum of Southern Music, complete with sound stage and concert hall

Toss in a REAL reconstruction of the Steamboat "City of Jacksonville" on a cruise schedule to Sanford and packages that included tour coach connetions to the Mouse etc...

A REAL reconstruction of the Jacksonville Traction Company, the Citys historic Streetcar lines.

A JTA downtown shuttle bus system made of real or reproduction 1910-20's vintage BUSES.

A Hogans Creek-Walk development like The San Antonio River, or Oklahoma City's Bricktown Canal.

A piece of land for the Seminole Tribe down by the stadium so we will no longer be the only major Florida City WITHOUT a Hardrock Casino and Hotel.

Oh, if only I were King!


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Re: Distinguish Jax: The Jacksonville Maritime Museum
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2007, 07:43:40 PM »
I never thought of the Seminole land for a Hardrock.  That is an awesome idea!

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Re: Distinguish Jax: The Jacksonville Maritime Museum
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2010, 01:41:19 PM »

I wonder what (if anything) is going to move into the museum’s former space on the Southbank? The entire fountain and park area is being rebuilt and it is now going to surround an empty building. 

From the Daily Record…

http://www.jaxdailyrecord.com/citynotes.php?id=532516

• The Jacksonville Maritime Museum is about to land a new home. It’s moving out of the building at the south end of the Main Street Bridge next to the Museum of Science & History and into the Landing in the space formerly occupied by Discount Pro Wear. Landing Marketing Coordinator Blakeley Ainsworth said the space is about 9,000 square feet and she expects the museum to reopen before the Progressive Gator Bowl and New Year’s Eve crowds arrive.

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Re: Distinguish Jax: The Jacksonville Maritime Museum
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2010, 02:24:37 PM »
I wonder what (if anything) is going to move into the museum’s former space on the Southbank? The entire fountain and park area is being rebuilt and it is now going to surround an empty building.  

sadly, the plan for the re-work of the riverwalk include the demolition of the two pavilion buildings

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Re: Distinguish Jax: The Jacksonville Maritime Museum
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2010, 05:21:00 PM »


I think the little pavilions were poorly planned. It would be killer nice if we'd take a page from Colombia and position some of these little places in our parks. YEAH, that's the whole thing, they only serve the Mickey D's frozen deserts. There are also a host of Dunkin Donuts, Ben and Jerry's, etc...  All blend into their settings and none are so large that they wouldn't fit in any park, the Riverwalk, or under the Skyway.


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Re: Distinguish Jax: The Jacksonville Maritime Museum
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2013, 03:51:17 PM »
The demolition of the Maritime Museum is happening right now. At the same time there is an opportunity to bring the USS Adams to Downtown. What a positive benefit. Let's promote Tourism Downtown.