Archive by category Activism

San Diego’s Historic California Theatre Set to be Demolished

Today on Explorin’ With George, George Farrar profiles San Diego’s abandoned California Theatre which is set to be demolished to make way for the downtown’s largest condo tower. He zooms in on the amazing architectural detail throughout the outside and shows you inside views from the past. Also, he goes explorin’ at Horton Plaza.

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Planning Jacksonville’s Future – Vision in Transition V -New Development on the St Johns River

Our Vision in Transition series is back with Planning Jacksonville’s Future – Vision in Transition V – New Development on the St Johns River. Enjoy amazing views of the Jacksonville riverfront on December 16, 2018 from the Acosta Bridge and Southbank Riverwalk as George Farrar crosses The St Johns River to bring you details and […]

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JAX Maps – Maps of Downtown Jacksonville, Duval County, & North Florida 1920-1972

Today on another edition of JAX Maps, George Farrar presents maps of Downtown Jacksonville, Duval County, & North Florida spanning the years 1920 thru 1972, talks about the phenomenal growth of the region and discusses how the road network was designed to meet the demands of the population. Also included are state road maps from […]

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Our Downtown Jacksonville at a Crossroads – Demolition & Restoration

In this episode of History Jacksonville, George Farrar explores Downtown Jacksonville-including the old city hall and courthouse slated for demolition in 2019, the old Barnett Bank building restoration, the plans for the historic Laura Street Trio, the Elena Flats Building restoration, the old Ambassador Hotel which is expected to be renovated, the demolition of the […]

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Generations: Strength in Numbers-Baby Boomers, Millennials, Generations X and Z

In the first episode of a new series here, I profile the large generations (Baby Boomers & Millennials) along with My Generation “X” and the upcoming new generation “Generation Z” I discuss American political, social, and cultural history from 1945 thru 1980 using amazing pictures of historic moments, people, and movements. I also talk about […]

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George Farrar’s Bittersweet Symphony

This special presentation is choreographed to the 1997 song “Bittersweet Symphony” by the British band The Verve. Please click the accompanying YouTube link or play the song on another device starting at the picture of the Imagine mosaic and enjoy this retrospective focusing on my times in Jacksonville, Florida from around 2011 until 2017.

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Jacksonville History Our Old City Hall & Duval County Courthouse on Bay Street

History Jacksonville has returned for a 6th season with a premier episode  profiling our Old City Hall & Duval County Courthouse on Bay Street-with pictures of the past and the present. We speculate about the future as the city of Jacksonville prepares to demolish them.

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Who Runs Jacksonville? The Power of Jacksonville’s Television News Personalities

George Farrar profiles great personalities at Jacksonville’s local television news stations and looks at how they covered Hurricane Irma in another episode of “Who Runs Jacksonville? “which this Summer is focusing on Jacksonville’s 5 corporate television stations and what makes the news.

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