A recent collaboration between the Jessie Ball duPont Fund and the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Green Lab uncover the value of older buildings and blocks in Jacksonville. Here's a copy of a recently released report highlighting their Jacksonville analysis. Read More
Sights and scenes from Historic Springfield's 2017 Tour of Homes. The 39th annual Tour of Homes is a two-day event hosted as a way to show off the progress (and opportunities) in Jacksonville's Springfield Historic District. Hosted by Springfield Preservation & Revitalization (SPAR) Council, the 501c3 grassroots organization works towards preserving the unique character of the neighborhood, while facilitating its revitalization and building community. Read More
Downtown Jacksonville's Northbank is poised for a comeback and the historic Barnett Bank Building will serve as a major component of this effort. Today, Bullet of Abandoned Florida takes a look at its existing conditions and Ennis Davis, AICP of Modern Cities provides a brief run down of what's in store for the property's future.
Some neighborhoods are so popular, their borders significantly grow with neighboring communities embracing their name as the decades pass. In Jacksonville, Avondale is an example of such a place. Now significant part of one of the region’s largest historic districts, Avondale was originally platted as a mile long infill subdivision that was only 4.5 blocks in width. Read More