Archive by category Art

Jacksonville Drive-Ins of Yesteryear-The Midway, The Fox, The Playtime, and even more

On this episode of History Jacksonville, we look back on how cool it was to go to Drive Ins in Jacksonville back in the 1970’s and 1980’s. George reflects about fun times he had back then and profiles The Midway, The Fox, The Playtime…and even more.

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HORIZONS-Imagining The Future at Disney’s EPCOT Center 1983-1999-A Tribute

Today on Memories for the People, George Farrar presents a tribute to the epic dark ride at Disney’s EPCOT Center that from 1983-1999 showed visions of the future. Stay tuned here for more about America’s amazing culture-including television, film, music, and more.

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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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JAX 82 Jacksonville Fights the Recession-Regency Square Mall in the 80s, Pic N Save, On Plymouth St

George Farrar presents a History of Jacksonville as it was in the year 1982. George talks about the quest to build a new convention center in the old railroad station during a recession, the changes Downtown-including the construction of the Southern Bell Building (now TIAA Bank Center), and recounts his youth in Arlington at Regency […]

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