Uncovering Neighborhood History: Pearl Court

Located three miles north of Downtown Jacksonville, Pearl Court is a historic early 20th century neighborhood you rarely hear about in today’s talking circles. Nevertheless, it is one of the earliest examples of infill development in what is now considered the city’s urban core. Read More

The Hidden Tunnels Of Union Terminal

During its heyday, the Jacksonville Terminal was the largest passenger railroad station in the South and served as an official gateway to worldwide travelers entering downtown, handling as many as twenty thousand passengers and 200 trains each day. Now part of the Prime Osborn Convention Center, the old passenger concourse at the Jacksonville Terminal doesn’t attract the crowds it was originally designed to facilitate. Instead of welcoming thousands of visitors to town with its grand barrel-vaulted ceiling, the terminal’s main waiting room is completely locked off from the passenger concourse except for during the occasional special event. Entombed underground just south of the main waiting room, lies the ruins of the abandoned Jacksonville Terminal Subway. Read More

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