Jacksonville's 2017 List of Most Endangered Buildings

June 25, 2017

According to the Jacksonville Historical Society, here's a list of Jacksonville's 21 most endangered buildings in 2017.



8. Moulton & Kyle Funeral Home


17 West Union Street

(Ryan Stone)

This building was completed in 1914 and designed by Mark & Sheftall architects, who also worked on the 1926 garage addition. In 1856, Oak went into the marble and mortuary business, and his company later merged with the Moulton & Kyle, making this Jacksonville’s longest operating business until it closed in the 1990s. It was abandoned in 2013.

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9. Old Duval County Armory


851 North Market Street

(Bullet of Abandoned Florida)

Designed by Talley & Summer, architects and completed in 1916, the building became the City of Jacksonville's Parks and Recreation Department in 1973. In 2010, the Parks and Recreation Department relocated to the Ed Ball Building, leaving the building abandoned for the first time in its history.

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10. Annie Lytle Public School


1011 Peninsular Place

(Ennis Davis, AICP)

Completed in 1918 and designed by architect Rutledge Holmes, it was condemned in 1971 and abandoned. I-95 & I-10 interchange was built only a few hundred feet from the second story windows. Annie Lytle Preservation group has waged a brave fight to stabilize the building. It was sold for taxes $106,800 on May 17, 2017.

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11. Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant


Wambolt Street at the St. Johns River

(Ennis Davis, AICP)

Designed by architect Albert Kahn and completed in 1924, the building is 200-ft. by 800-ft., making it one of the largest early 20th century industrial buildings in Jacksonville.

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12. Florida Baptist Convention Building


218 West Church Street

(Bullet of Abandoned Florida)

Designed by H.J. Klutho and completed in 1924, a fifth floor was added a year after its completion. Empty for almost 30 years, this reinforced concrete structure is in desperate need of restoration.

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13. Jones Brothers Furniture Building


520 North Hogan Street
(Bullet of Abandoned Florida)



Completed in 1926 and designed by Jefferson Powell, this 7-story structure has been vacant since 1987.

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14. Barnett Bank Building


112 West Adams Street

(Bullet of Abandoned Florida)

The Barnett Bank Building was completed in 1926 and designed by New York-based architects Mowbray & Uffinger. At 18 stories, it was the tallest building in Jacksonville until the Prudential Building was constructed in 1954.  Current plans call for the building to be converted into apartments. Construction is anticipated to begin this year.

Interior Photographs Here

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