City Core, 1950′s

November 4th, 2011, 12:45H · Topics: Around Town · Print

Looking West down West Monroe Street towards Hemming Park and the Federal Courthouse.  The multistory building sticking up from the block of buildings to the right is the Western Union building which now houses the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville.  The rest of the buildings in that block were demolished to make way for the downtown branch of the Jacksonville Public Library.

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  1. 1 blake November 7th, 2011 13:14H

    it really pisses me off to see old buildings torn down. the new library is BEAUTIFUL as is the new courthouse (both of them), but DAMN if we aren’t destroying our character and history!

    ok, my rant is over =-)

    • 2 lawmn1717 April 20th, 2016 14:22H

      No. You’re right. You stole the words right out of my mouth. I’m thinking.. Isn’t worth building somewhere else and saving these beautiful old buildings? I think it is!

  2. 3 johnny April 24th, 2012 1:33H

    I see the Larose building. Thanks Jville :P

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