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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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The Rise and Fall of an African American Inner City

The Case of Parramore, an African American community in Orlando that has been almost erased from history.

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The Ghosts of Green Cove Springs

What do treasure hunting trips, hovercrafts, ferries, space exploration, and vintage rail cars have to do with one another? All are forgotten relics that combine to make up the afterlife of an abandoned World War II era air base. Bullet of Abandoned Florida shares imagery of one of the state's most interesting...

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Lost Brooklyn: The Buffalo Soldier’s House

This article by Dr. Tim Gilmore of examines the history of one of the last surviving American Civil War era structures in urban Jacksonville.

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Lost history: Saving what's left of Sugar Hill

In honor of Black History Month, here's rare images and the story of Jacksonville's Sugar Hill neighborhood. Prior to largely being destroyed by desegregation, highway construction, medical center expansion, and urban renewal, Sugar Hill was the epicenter of black prosperity in Northeast Florida.

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