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The First Coast of Funk

As Hip Hop celebrates 50 years, the First Coast is where James Brown and crew crafted Hip Hop’s iconic funky rhythms. Read about how James Brown got his groove in Jacksonville. Read More

Before urban renewal: LaVilla's West Monroe Street

What does urban renewal look like? What did LaVilla, Jacksonville's oldest suburb, dating back to 1866 look like? Ask no more. We recently received access to pre-demolition photographs of properties being prepared to be razed as a part of the River City Renaissance plan. Since there are so many to share, we'll occasionally show one street at a time. Today, we'll start with West Monroe Street. Read More

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