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The Deep South's original big city: Charleston

Modern Cities takes a look at a city that has built an economy out of the preservation of history.

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Abandoned Florida: Palatka's Selden Cypress

A look into the industrial ruins and remains of a 19th century cypress lumber mill.

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America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Places

The National Trust for Historic Preservation recently unveiled its 31st Annual List of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places. Schools in East Los Angeles, Denver’s Larimer Square, Historic Resources in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Historic Route 66 included in 2018 list.

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The final days of an abandoned Clay County estate

Bullet of Abandoned Florida provides us with a rare look inside of an abandoned Green Cove Springs estate.

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Florida Trust Announces 2018 11 to Save List

The Florida Trust for Historic Preservation recently announced the 2018 Florida’s 11 to Save, a list of the most threatened historic properties in the state. This year’s list represents endangered historic resources in Florida’s Putnam, Saint Johns, Manatee, Broward, Alachua, Brevard, Duval, Franklin,...

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Move over Tampa, Jax is Florida's forgotten Cigar City

Modern Cities takes a look at a forgotten part of cigar making history in Florida.

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Redlining our core neighborhoods 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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Overlooked Urbanism: Los Angeles' Historic Urban Core

Home to the first four-level freeway interchange in America, Los Angeles is a city that has become an international poster child for everything concerning urban sprawl. However, to equate the city with being autocentric could not be further from the truth. At its heart, you'll discover one of the most...

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Five Early Jacksonville African American Architects

Despite being a major center for black commerce and culture during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, not much is known about Jacksonville's significant African-American history, heritage and culture. This is especially true when it comes to recognizing the contributions of early African-American...

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Changing Jacksonville: Then and Now

An interesting comparison of 1943 and current aerials illustrating the impact of expressways penetrating through various Jacksonville neighborhoods and districts.

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