Archive by category November 2018

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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