Today, on the Season 7 finale of “History Jacksonville”, George Farrar presents “Downtown Jacksonville As You’ve Never Seen It Before”-with illustrations and pictures spanning from the Early 20th century thru the 21st century. Season 8 will premiere in late September.
George Farrar presents JAX 83 – Jacksonville as it was in the Year 1983. George talks about the history, revitalization, and reopening of The Florida Theatre, the Southern Bell skyscraper, and the re-election of Mayor Jake Godbold while reminiscing about moving as an 8 year old from Arlington to Mandarin and even more!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Jacksonville in the 60’s- Civil Rights, Hurricane Dora, The Beatles, Regency Square Mall Opens, Growth, & Reform
On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the October 1, 1968 consolidation of the Jacksonville City and Duval County Governments, George Farrar presents an episode of History Jacksonville which reflects on the amazing times that made Jacksonville what it is today. Enjoy pictures of historic events, buildings, and times spanning 1959 until 1970. The […]
History Jacksonville returns for a 7th Season. George Farrar talks about what makes The Landing special, reflects on his experiences there, speculates about it’s future, and pays tribute to the victims of the August, 2018 shooting. Enjoy video of the St. Johns Riverfront on the morning of September 15, 2018.
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 […]
Today on History Jacksonville, George Farrar presents “Our Main Street Bridge Thru The Years”. He walks the Main Street Bridge and talks about the city and the bridge’s history. Pictures and postcards show the Main Street Bridge thru 1978 . Enjoy film of the bridge, Downtown, the St Johns River, and the Southbank on the […]
History Jacksonville is back to explore Jacksonville’s amazing aviation history beginning with a visit by Charles Lindbergh in 1927. George Farrar discusses the development of Jacksonville’s main airports. Pictures show Jacksonville’s airports during the 20th century from 1927 until 1979.