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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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87 years of Publix

A look at the architectural evolution of one of the largest grocery chains in the United States.

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A Walk Through History: Old City Cemetery

Established in 1852 as Jacksonville's primary burial grounds, the Old City Cemetery is one of the most overlooked and underrated historic sites in city's urban core. Originally located on the outskirts of town, the Mathews Bridge expressway ramps now separate the cemetery from the city's original core....

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Civil War Memorials of the First Coast: Part 2

Memorials and monuments commemorating the Civil War on the First Coast go far beyond Jacksonville. St. Augustine, Palatka, Olustee, Fernandina Beach, and other communities all have memorials of their own. These include graves, historic sites preserving battlefields and significant structures, place names...

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6 Places Jacksonville Should Have Saved

It can be argued that Jacksonville is a city that has lots much of its historical identity over the years, due to untimely demolition of unique parts of its urban fabric. Here's six culturally significant downtown buildings that should have never been allowed to be demolished. Take a look and let us...

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The rise and fall of Grande Boulevard Mall

The story of Jacksonville’s Grande Boulevard Mall is one that can be described as a retail dream gone horribly wrong, yet the end result achieving the original vision of Victor Gruen, the architect of the first modern mall.

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Jacksonville’s Civil War Memorials

Although few in number compared to many other Southern cities, a variety of monuments and memorials commemorating the Civil War exist in Jacksonville. These include graves, historic sites associated with camps and battles, monuments to those on both sides of the war, and schools and placenames dedicated...

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Farris: Inside an Abandoned Jacksonville Slaughterhouse

Jax Psycho Geo's Tim Gilmore shares imagery inside an abandoned inner city Jacksonville slaughterhouse: Farris & Company.

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Jax's Shotguns: A Dying Vintage Tiny House Breed

In recent years, the idea of downsizing to a home that everyone can afford to live in has spawned what is now known as the “tiny house movement”. Also called the “small house movement” can easily be described as a social movement that advocates living in houses smaller than 1,000 square feet....

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