Camp Blanding Home Relocations

September 5th, 2013, 14:02H · Topics: Around Town · Print


“These buildings were from Camp Blanding right after World War II.  They would take them from the camp and move them to your lot. Hundreds of people bought them and were very happy.  I think the cost was something like $750.00 total.  1947, 1948, 1949.”  LS

The sign in front of one of the buildings is for the Mohawk Wrecking Company.  I wonder if any of these are still around?

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  1. 1 Josef April 27th, 2014 9:18H

    I happen to know where at least 2 of these houses still stand today. Though both have been added on to, there is zero doubt about these being from Camp Blanding.

    You may contact me via my email to learn more.

  2. 2 Sam October 14th, 2015 10:23H

    My in-laws have one. Over on shen ave. On westside behind Lowes by the jug tavern. There is a few over on this road.

  3. 3 James Wood February 15th, 2016 8:54H

    As a boy, I remember these Blanding buildings being moved to the area on Murray Hill south of Post St and east of the Murray Hill (Ruth Upson) school

  4. 4 Mark December 11th, 2020 15:55H

    I’ve been told I have an officer’s quarters building.
    It’s on the St. John’s river on CR 13 S.
    Any information? Would love to have a vintage photo of the building.

    • 5 bob December 25th, 2020 22:07H

      Mark, There is only this one image in the collection and I don’t know a lot more about the history of the other houses. You might be able to get additional information from the museum at Camp Blanding. Bob Self/Vintage Jacksonville

  5. 6 Mary D Reid March 1st, 2024 21:24H

    I grew up in one of these houses. It has been moved three times. My father added on to it to accommodate a family of eight. It remains in my family to this day and is a beloved part of our heritage.

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