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Jax's Shotguns: A Dying Vintage Tiny House Breed

In recent years, the idea of downsizing to a home that everyone can afford to live in has spawned what is now known as the “tiny house movement”. Also called the “small house movement” can easily be described as a social movement that advocates living in houses smaller than 1,000 square feet....

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North Shore: The Northside's Best Kept Secret

Once the Jacksonville's northern border along the Trout River, North Shore is a quiet enclave of tranquility that has stood the test of time.

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Bowling Alley Coming To Orange Park?

New life appears eminent at long-shuttered storefront near I-295.

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The Soul Food Restaurants of Jacksonville

The origins of soul food, including foods such as okra and rice, are common elements of West African cuisine that were introduced to the Americas as a part of the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Soul food, as we know of it today, is a combination of West African foods and meats and vegetables that were readily...

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The Rise and Decline of Gateway Mall

As more modern facilities are developed across the country, many mid-20th century enclosed shopping malls are in a state of decline due to retailers abandoning these properties for new development. Many of these “dead malls” fail to attract new business and often sit unused for many years until restoration...

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Maple Street Biscuits Opening In Baymeadows

Popular, home-grown restaurant concept finally coming to the Southside of Jacksonville.

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Brooklyn's Avon Apartments destroyed by fire

This article by Dr. Tim Gilmore of jaxpsychogeo.com highlights the history of Brooklyn's Avon Apartments building before its recent untimely demise.

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Urban Construction Update - June 2017

Major construction projects have returned to the landscape of Jacksonville's urban core. Find out where (and more) as we take a brief look at the status of various developments under construction in and around Downtown Jacksonville during the month of June 2017.

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Jacksonville's 2017 List of Most Endangered Buildings

According to the Jacksonville Historical Society, here's a list of Jacksonville's 21 most endangered buildings in 2017.

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Flour & Fig Bakehouse Coming To Springfield

Artisan bakery and restaurant joining a resurgent Main Street commercial district in suddenly red-hot Historic Springfield neighborhood.

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