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Restore Jacksonville 2012

The City of Jacksonville has an immense number of older buildings over 50 years old; Our locally designated historic districts and landmarks include over 8,000 properties. Additional historic neighborhoods such as Arlington, San Marco, Ortega, Murray Hill, Durkeeville, and East Jacksonville, increase...

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Lost Jacksonville

A century ago, Jacksonville was the center of a highly progressive architectural community. Over time, we have become a conservative community with little regard for the importance of architecture in our urban landscape. Here is a collection of images showcasing several significant structures that...

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Remembering Railroad Row

Ever wonder why Jacksonville lacks a famed district like New York's SOHO, Atlanta's Castleberry Hill, New Orleans' Warehouse District, or Dallas' West End? Twentieth century demolition removed the building fabric needed to spur such a district. Today, Metro Jacksonville remembers Jacksonville's Railroad...

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Jacksonville Municipal Airport Imeson Field

For over 40 years, Jacksonville Municipal Airport Imeson Field was the center of the First Coast's commercial aviation scene. Jacksonville Municipal Airport Number One opened in 1927, with a dedication that included Charles Lindbergh.

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Abandoned Jacksonville: Florida Machine & Foundry

A look inside the remains of a downtown Jacksonville steel foundry that dates back to 1924: The Florida Machine & Foundry

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Unbuilt Jax: Florida Interurban Railway & Tunnel Co.

Metro Jacksonville uncovers and shares the long-forgotten story of Jacksonville's Florida Interurban Railway and Tunnel Company.

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Naming Metro Jacksonville's First Book

Last month we announced our intentions of releasing Metro Jacksonville's first book (http://www.metrojacksonville.com/article/2011-dec-a-story-of-forgotten-jacksonville-coming-soon), about Jacksonville, in early 2012.

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A Different Jacksonville

As 2011 comes to a close, we revisit sights and scenes of downtown Jacksonville, taken a century ago.

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The Park That Got Away

Ever wonder why urban Jacksonville does not have the grand public parks that help define the character of some of the largest cities in the country? Here is a story of one that got away.

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Abandoned Jacksonville: Evans Rendezvous

Metro Jacksonville gets a glimpse of what remains of one of the South's most popular oceanfront spots for African-Americans during the Jim Crow era: American Beach's Evans Rendezvous.

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