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Analysis and original reporting from the team behind The Jaxson, which is dedicated to urbanism and culture on the First Coast. The Jaxson explores the big issues facing Jacksonville in the modern era of urban growth, with a look at today's development in the context of yesterday's history. The Jaxson is a partnership of Modern Cities and WJCT Public Media.
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December 5, 2023

THE JAXSON | 5 stories from Riverside’s industrial history

Here are five stories connected to Riverside’s industrial sites and history.

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November 28, 2023

THE JAXSON | 7 ‘Harlems of the South’ including LaVilla

Nearly every city of significant size in the South claims their version of Jacksonville’s LaVilla was the “Harlem of the South.”

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November 21, 2023

THE JAXSON | The First Coast of funk

As hip hop celebrates 50 years, let’s take a look at the First Coast’s place in that history. The Jacksonville area is where James Brown and crew crafted hip hop’s iconic funky rhythms.

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November 14, 2023

THE JAXSON | Jacksonville in the 1870s

A collection of historic photos from stereoscopic postcards that capture Jacksonville’s atmosphere during the 1870s.

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November 7, 2023

THE JAXSON | The Ribault River’s history

Located 5 miles northwest of Downtown, the scenic Ribault River is a waterway where one can experience the incremental development of Jacksonville over the several centuries. Here are eight historical facts related to the Ribault River and the neighborhoods situated along the marshy waterway.

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October 31, 2023

THE JAXSON | 5 restaurants coming to Downtown

Downtown’s culinary scene continues to grow. Here are five restaurant concepts headed to Jacksonville’s central business district.

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October 24, 2023

THE JAXSON | Jaxlore: The ‘humanzee’ of Orange Park

Orange Park was once home to one of the largest chimpanzee research centers, birthing the strange legend that a “humanzee” was born within its walls.

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October 17, 2023

THE JAXSON | The history of Jacksonville’s Moncrief neighborhood

Known as the District of Soul, Moncrief is a historic neighborhood located a few miles northwest of Downtown Jacksonville. Here are five interesting historical stories related to the special place with a unique past.

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October 10, 2023

THE JAXSON | 13 historic Eastside photographs

A photographic journey into the history of Jacksonville’s Eastside, one of its oldest urban neighborhoods and now home to the Sports and Entertainment District.

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October 3, 2023

THE JAXSON | 6 major urban core housing developments coming outside of Downtown

Downtown isn’t the only urban core neighborhood in Jacksonville where large infill development projects are under construction.

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