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Barnett: The rise and fall of Florida's largest bank

Once housing an institution that enhanced the lives of tens of thousands of citizens over a century, the abandoned Barnett Bank Building still stands two blocks from William Boyd Barnett’s 1877 bank, despite its namesake disappearing from the banking industry nearly 20 years ago.

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Infographic: The History of Black Friday

Have you ever wondered where the day of insane deals, long lines, and 4am door busters began? BlackFriday.fm (https://www.blackfriday.fm/), a shopping resource has put together an infographic displaying the history of Black Friday.

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The Lost Story of Regional Breweries in Florida

A "regional brewery" can be described as one that distributes to particular regions on a smaller basis than the nationwide breweries many of us are familiar with today. According to the Brewers Association, a regional craft brewery is one with an annual production level between 15,000 and 6 million barrels....

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San Francisco: 24 then and now snapshots in time

24 then and now images from the core of one of America's greatest cities: San Francisco.

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Discovering the downtown Tampa you didn't know

In preparation of APA Florida's 2016 Annual Conference (http://floridaplanning.org/conference-2016/) and in honor of the good work being achieved by URBN Tampa Bay (https://www.facebook.com/urbnTB/) (United Residents for Better Neighborhoods), here's a look at Tampa's urban core during the 20th century!

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Macon: A Sunbelt City Preserved In Place

The Sun Belt has seen substantial population growth since the 1960s from an influx of people seeking a warm and sunny climate, a surge in retiring baby boomers, and growing economic opportunities.

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A Trip Inside Atlanta's Ponce City Market

Ponce City Market is a mixed-use development located a few miles east of downtown Atlanta along the BeltLine. Covering over 1 million square feet, it suggests that no underutilized building is too large for innovative adaptive reuse and mixed-use creativity.

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Columbia: Then & Now

Known as The Capital of Southern Hospitality, Columbia is the largest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina. Approved as the new state capital on March 22, 1786, the emerged as a cotton hub by the time it was destroyed by during General William Tecumseh Sherman's March to the Sea. By the early 20th...

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Orlando: Then and Now

Orlando wants to have a "big city" downtown and it's well on its way. Over the last decade, the skyline has doubled in size and the number of downtown residents has increased to 12,000. From Bus Rapid Transit and commuter rail to allowing billboards, sidewalk dining and attracting suburban colleges to...

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History Coming To Life In Cincinnati

Look Here! is a compelling history exhibition transforming the public realm into a temporary museum using historic photographs of Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood.

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