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The Barnett gearing up to come back to life

On Thursday, September 21st, Jacksonville's Downtown Development Review Board (DDRB) will consider granting conceptual and final design approval for the long awaited mixed-use project known as The Barnett. Here's a brief look at what will be coming their way.

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From 19th Century Boarding House to 21st Century Bistro

Passionate about the preservation of historic structures to renew our downtowns without reshaping their skylines, Christopher Levy shares the story behind the transformation of a 19th century Birmingham boarding house into a 21st century bistro.

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Abandoned Florida: The Dixie Walesbilt Hotel

Situated in the heart of Central Florida, the City of Lake Wales is a place known for a variety of things. From the Legend of Spook Hill and Bok Tower to the being the home of Florida's Natural massive citrus juice production plant, growing up in nearby Winter Haven, I've always found it to be quite...

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Autopsy of Architecture: 100 North Main

Bullet of Autopsy of Architecture provides us with a look inside one of the South's tallest abandoned buildings: 100 North Main in Downtown Memphis

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Gainesville: the quintessential urbanizing college town

Home to the University of Florida, with an estimated 2016 population of 131,591, Gainesville is the largest city in North Central Florida and one rapidly redeveloping into a walkable community.

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Abandoned Brooklyn: Mt. Calvary Baptist Church

Abandoned in 1999, Mt. Calvary Baptist Church is one of the largest buildings still standing in Brooklyn, that date back to the Jacksonville neighborhood's days before demolition and gentrification. Tim Gilmore of Jax Psycho Geo takes a peak inside, while also sharing the story that led to its closure.

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Inside the National Museum of African American History

Modern Cities' Ennis Davis, AICP shares sights and scenes from the inside of Washington, DC's National Museum of African American History & Culture.

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Autopsy of Architecture: Birmingham's Sloss Furnaces

Bullet of Autopsy of Architecture takes us on a tour inside of what's said to be one of the country's most haunted sites: Birmingham's Sloss Furnaces

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A look inside Jacksonville's historic Laura Street Trio

A property containing a few of Florida's oldest abanonded skyscrapers is on its way to finally being brought back to life. With this in mind, Bullet of Abandoned Florida takes an inside look at Jacksonville's Laura Trio while Ennis Davis, AICP of Modern Cities provides the background narrative.

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The rise and fall of a streetcar suburb: Lackawanna

The rise and fall of an overlooked historic Jacksonville streetcar suburb: Lackawanna.

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