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Inside LaVilla's Richmond Hotel
« on: October 17, 2023, 10:54:29 AM »

Built in 1909, the Richmond Hotel was once one of the finest hotels in Downtown Jacksonville for African-Americans during the Jim Crow era. It's famed guests included Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald and Billy Holiday. The Richmond closed for good in the early 1970s, following desegregation. However, the building's former hotel rooms have largely sat empty and untouched over the past four decades. Here's a peak inside a space where time has remained still.

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