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Five Early Jacksonville African American Architects

Despite being a major center for black commerce and culture during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, not much is known about Jacksonville's significant African-American history, heritage and culture. This is especially true when it comes to recognizing the contributions of early African-American architects and buildings in the development of the city that we know today. With this in mind, here are five early 20th century African American architects/builders, and a few examples of their work still standing just outside of downtown Jacksonville. Read More

Landing To Be Razed, Are Taxpayers Screwed?

After years of legal disputes and disagreements between various revitalization strategies between the City of Jacksonville and Jacksonville Landing Investments (JLI), an $18 million deal for the city to acquire and raze the underutilized marketplace has been proposed. Here are a few reasons why taxpayers should be concerned. Read More

Vintage Photos: Sugar Hill

Largely razed as a result of mid-20th century discriminatory practices, Sugar Hill was Jim Crow era black Jacksonville's version of upscale inner city living. Read More

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