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05 Mar 2012

Miss Jacksonville Pageant

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Contestant in the Miss Jacksonville Pageant held in the Palace Theater in downtown Jacksonville.  1950′s.  I’m sure the extension cords stringing the stage lights together were up to code. The Palace was one of almost two dozen theaters located along Forsyth Street, Main Street, Bay Street and a few other locations around downtown Jacksonville during [...]

27 Dec 2011

The Lynch Building, 1950′s

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Located at the intersection of Main and East Forsyth Streets the 17 story Lynch Building was built to house office and retail space in 1926.  It was the second tallest building in Jacksonville when it was completed.  It has since been converted to apartments and renamed 11-East for it’s address at 11 East Forsyth Street.

16 Aug 2011

Work In Progress

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Foundation work underway for the Atlantic Bank Building at the corner of Forsyth and Hogan Streets in downtown Jacksonville, 1951.  This earlier post shows the finished project.

03 Jun 2011

Barnett Bank Lobby, 1947

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“This is the lobby of the old Barnett Bank on the corner of Laura & Forsyth Streets.  This was their 70th. year, 1877 to 1947.  Of course now they are over 100 years old.  It was built of marble and it looked impressive, it looked like a bank of old.” LS  

24 May 2011

Atlantic Bank Building

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“This was the brand new Atlantic Bank Building, on the corner of Forsyth and Hogan Streets.  The old Atlantic Building in the background.  On the left is the store Furchgott’s.  About 1956.” LS This view of the building’s facade is now obscured by the elevated skyway tracks that travel along Hogan Street.

18 Mar 2011

Making Way For Progress

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Looking at the corner of Bay Street (to the right) and Liberty Street (to the left) with fencing up prior to the demolition of this block of buildings to make way for the current Police Memorial Building which was conceived in 1967 when Jacksonville Mayor Lou Ritter called for an architect’s competition to design a [...]

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