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If Walls Could Talk: LaVilla's Genovar's Hall

If walls could talk, one can only imagine the significant stories and individuals they'd reveal.

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Disgraced & Desecrated: Disturbed Urban Cemeteries

A look into the history of five sites in and around Downtown Jacksonville that you would have never recognized were once the location of public burial grounds.

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Unsung black women are notable in Jacksonville history

In the age of the Women’s March, #metoo and countless stories of women’s struggles and strengths, and in the spirit of February as Black History Month, let’s reflect upon the lives of unsung African-American women who helped build Jacksonville.

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93 years of Winn-Dixie

A look at the architectural evolution of Florida's first industrial corporation and retail chain to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

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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...

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Six Closed Jacksonville Tourist Attractions

Before the days of Disney World, Universal Studios, Legoland and Busch Gardens, Jacksonville was the epicenter of Florida's late 19th and early 20th century tourist attractions. Here's six long lost attractions in the Jacksonville area that you've probably never heard of.

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A Blast From The Past: 1990s Downtown Jacksonville

Downtown Jacksonville has come a long way over the last thirty years. Today, we go back in time and take a look at the streets of Downtown's Northbank during the early 1990s.

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A Blast From The Past: 1970s Jacksonville

Jacksonville has changed in several ways over the last forty years. Today, we go back in time and take a look at the streets of downtown and surrounding neighborhoods during the early 1970s.

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Jacksonville's early 20th century Chinese community

Following the end of the Civil War, the United States experienced a major wave of immigration, fueling the growth of its urban centers nationwide. While the stories involving immigration in early Jacksonville have been lost to time, Jacksonville was no exception to the rule.

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When downtown was the place to be

Sixty years ago, the Northbank street scene was quite different from what one experiences today. During the 1950's Downtown Jacksonville was the epicenter of life on the First Coast.

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