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Five Early Jacksonville African-American Architects
« on: February 04, 2018, 09:00:01 PM »
Five Early Jacksonville African-American Architects



Despite being a major center for black commerce and culture during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, not much is known about Jacksonville's significant African-American history, heritage and culture. This is especially true when it comes to recognizing the contributions of early African-American architects and buildings in the development of the city that we know today. With this in mind, here's five early 20th century African American architects/builders and a few examples of their work still standing just outside of downtown Jacksonville.

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JaxAvondale

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Re: Five Early Jacksonville African-American Architects
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2018, 11:56:14 PM »
Good history lesson!

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Re: Five Early Jacksonville African-American Architects
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2018, 09:06:10 AM »
I've always admired the overall design and wood work on the front of the Funeral home (covered garage area), although it looks like its on its way to ruin now.

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Re: Five Early Jacksonville African-American Architects
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2018, 10:04:45 AM »
Thanks for this, Lake!  I had always wondered who designed that church on Kings Rd. and what its vintage was.
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