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7 buildings that don't look as good as they once did

Be careful the next time you curse a building as a bad piece of architecture. Sometimes looks aren't always what they seem. Here's seven downtown Jacksonville buildings that have been modified beyond recognition. With a little hope, maybe it's not too late to restore a few back to their original grandeur.

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Redlining our urban neighborhoods & real estate to ruin

If you believe sprawl just magically happened, here's something that visually suggests otherwise. Thanks to researchers at the University of Richmond, Mapping Inequality offers unprecedented online access to the national collection of "security maps" produced between 1935 and 1940, that doomed thousands...

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Changing Tallahassee: Then and Now

An interesting comparison of 1949 and 2016 aerials illustrating the impact of time and change on the shape of Florida's capital city: Tallahassee.

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Changing Tampa: Then and Now

An interesting comparison of 1938 and 2016 aerials illustrating the impact of time and the construction of expressways through various sections of Tampa.

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Changing Miami: Then and Now

An interesting comparison of 1952 and 2016 aerials illustrating the impact of expressways penetrating through various Miami neighborhoods and districts.

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Changing Orlando: Then and Now

An interesting comparison of 1947 and 2016 aerials illustrating the impact of expressways penetrating through various Orlando neighborhoods and districts.

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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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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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