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Old December 1st, 2010, 08:27 AM   #21
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Old December 1st, 2010, 08:29 AM   #22
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New Construction: The 12 floor Wolfson's Adult Hospital Tower

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Old December 1st, 2010, 08:37 AM   #23
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Alfred I. duPont Trust Headquarters

Other bigshots with their names attached to Jacksonville from 1885-1930 include: -Andrew Carnegie who wintered nearby (my fireplace comes from his Cumberland Island home)
-J. Pierpont Morgan who personally financed the development of several Jacksonville neighborhoods
-the Vanderbilts who nearly built a very large resort in Jacksonville where Alfred duPont built his large Mediterranean estate instead
-William Astor who started the Florida Yacht Club and was a local philanthropist
-Henry Flagler of Standard Oil fame, partner of J. Rockefeller, built a rail and tourism empire here in Jacksonville and St. Augustine before moving further south in the 1920s.

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Old December 1st, 2010, 08:42 AM   #24
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Northbank Riverwalk and Tillie Fowler Memorial

The memorial was designed by Mid-Ocean Studio out of Providence, RI/New York City. The architect is actually an Atlanta native. Tillie Fowler was a local long term Congresswoman and actually attended my church. She passed in 2005 I think.



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Old December 1st, 2010, 08:50 AM   #25
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Old December 1st, 2010, 08:55 AM   #26
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The Jacksonville Terminal

Built in 1917. The terminal was modelled precisely and almost exactly after Penn Station. The architect was Ken Murchison out of New York and the contractor was Irwin & Leighton out of Philadelphia. At its busiest, 142 trains bringing 20,000 passengers came through every day. Now the terminal is a convention center, but is soon to be our multi-modal transportation hub, servicing Amtrak, future HSR, commuter rail, the skyway, JTA busses, JTA offices, Greyhound, and potentially streetcars or light rail.





The remains of the 1896 station.
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More Grit!!!







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Random Posterior Section of Downtown (LaVilla, Emerald Necklace Area, Eastside Area)

New Duval County Courthouse (original and beautifully done Canon Design plan was scrapped because it was found to be overbudget, instead this building is now being built almost a decade later and even costlier, yet it is butt ugly).


1912 Black Masonic Temple (ew, creepy to me, but at least Jax was progressive enough in the day to have blacks enter Freemasonry…and this neighborhood which is now razed was known as the Harlem of the South, in a good way back then, of course)


1917 Old Stanton High School


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Metropolitan Lofts on the left…I saw a group of young profesh types hanging outside the front doors as I drove by




Original 1932 Post Office, now to be part of new courthouse


1902 home, now KBJ architects’ office.


One of a few old Federal Reserve buildings in Jax


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Old Duval County High School built in 1907












Monument to the Women of the Confederacy built in 1928




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More Freemasons (Scottish Rite)


Just plain creepy to me




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1915 Duval Armory


1926 Old Jacksonville Police Headquarters


Industry here, we are a very industrial town straight from the beginning
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Old Jacksonville Cemetery

Everyone here is buried between 1830 and 1885













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Old December 1st, 2010, 09:30 AM   #32
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Riverfront Scenes

A Tall Ship housing students moored here for a month and giving free tours (this sort of thing happens a lot)




One of the area yachts downtown for the evening’s boat parade I’m sure


New Southbank Condos


Bridges are every bit as much a part of the skyline as the skyscrapers
For any Jacksonville natives who went to Episcopal High School, note the new Parks and Lastinger Halls in the right side of the photo below the bridge. They are mostly done now.


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And to wrap up…







I know the owners of this boat, but I cannot remember for the life of me what kind it is. They have a house on Cape Cod and I think it comes from up there, but I’ll have to find out.


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Old December 1st, 2010, 12:43 PM   #34
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Amazing and very nice photos from Florida, U.S. simms
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