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A look inside the Duval County Armory
« on: August 08, 2023, 07:35:27 AM »
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A look inside Jacksonville's historic Duval County Armory. Abandoned for years, plans are being made to redevelop the property into a mixed-use arts hub and food hall.


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Re: A look inside the Duval County Armory
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2023, 09:42:19 AM »
What is the status of the plans to repurpose the building? Is it another of Jacksonville's announced-but-dead plans? Or, is something actually going to happen?

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Re: A look inside the Duval County Armory
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2023, 09:46:25 AM »
^They are working to get historic tax credits to assist with the restoration of the building. They finally got the property listed on the National Register on July 27, 2023.
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Re: A look inside the Duval County Armory
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2023, 10:56:47 AM »
Glad to hear it is still moving ahead.

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Re: A look inside the Duval County Armory
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2023, 01:23:29 PM »
In 6th grade, I went to my first dance with a girl from down the street at the Armory.  The wooden floor looks unchanged as I remember it.   My mom had to force me to go.  Even gave me a corsage to give to her and all I could think was "Are you kidding me?  Why?!"  ;D

How far I have come since... LOL.

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Re: A look inside the Duval County Armory
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2023, 03:00:27 PM »
In 6th grade, I went to my first dance with a girl from down the street at the Armory.  The wooden floor looks unchanged as I remember it.   My mom had to force me to go.  Even gave me a corsage to give to her and all I could think was "Are you kidding me?  Why?!"  ;D

How far I have come since... LOL.

These types of stories are why I hate to see our historic building stock demolished.

So many great memories and stories inside each of these buildings.

Great stuff!

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Re: A look inside the Duval County Armory
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2023, 03:02:47 PM »
Ahhh, fond memories. Back in 1985, the gym was used for a local corporate volleyball league. I was involved in said league and broke my ankle during a match there one evening! Hey, it only required two surgeries to fix it!