State Board of Health Building (LM-92-6) 1200 North Julia Street

Genovar’s Hall (LM-95-22) 636-648 West Ashley Street

The Bisbee Building (LM-01-14), Old Florida National Bank Building (LM-01-15), and Old Florida Life Building (LM-01-16) Northeast corner of Forsyth and Laura streets 2017 photographs courtesty of courtesy of Bullet at Abandoned Florida

Proposed Courtyard by Marriott hotel at the Laura Street Trio

Guaranty Trust & Savings Bank (LM-12-02) 101 East Bay Street October 2007

In 2013, the owners of the historic Bostwick Building requested approval to demolish the long abandoned structure. Instead, viewed as very significant to efforts to revitalize the city center, City Council overwhelmingly voted to designate the structure as a historic landmark and deny its owners the permission they sought to demolish the building. Later the City of Jacksonville filed a suit against the building owners to foreclose on code enforcement liens associated with the property. With support from the Downtown Investment Authority and the City of Jacksonville’s Historic Preservation Trust Fund, the building reopened as the Cowford Chophouse in October 2017.

June 2019


Article by Ennis Davis, AICP. Contact Ennis at Landmarking list obtained from City of Jacksonville Planning and Development Department Historic Preservation Section.