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April 9, 2024

THE JAXSON | 5 Arab American historic sites in LaVilla

Starting with the arrival of the first immigrants in the 1890s, Arab Americans have had a major impact on the…

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Eartha White with male patients and hospital staff on a ward at Mercy Hospital, 1449 Milnor Street, Jacksonville, Florida. May 1958? Handwritten on back: Mercy Hospital. Circa 1958. T2-598
March 20, 2024

THE JAXSON | The legacy of Eartha Mary Magdalene White

Born in Jacksonville in 1876, Eartha Mary Magdalene White dedicated her life to improving living conditions for the city’s poor…

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March 5, 2024

THE JAXSON | The madams of Jacksonville’s red light district

In honor of Women’s History Month, here is a look at Jacksonville’s most well-known madams from LaVilla’s red light district…

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January 23, 2024

THE JAXSON | 5 Jacksonville attractions that don’t exist anymore

Here is a trip down memory lane, highlighting five major Jacksonville area attractions that don’t exist anymore.…

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January 9, 2024

THE JAXSON | 6 historical facts about Lake Forest

Located five miles northwest of Downtown, Lake Forest has a history and built environment shaped by housing booms, bubbles and…

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January 2, 2024

THE JAXSON | Jacksonville’s oldest surviving skyscrapers

Atlantic National Bank Building (121 Atlantic Place), 121 W. Forsyth St. Year Completed: 1909 Height: 109 feet / 10 stories…

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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 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…

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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”…

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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…

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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…

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September 26, 2023

THE JAXSON | Getting to know the Edward Waters University historic district

Part of Edward Waters University was added to the National Register of Historic Places last year. These 6 buildings make…

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September 19, 2023

THE JAXSON | 9 Hispanic Jax history facts

here are nine stories that suggest Hispanic influence on the development and culture of Jacksonville is just as old as…

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The River Runners are a pair of statutes sculpted by Jacksonville-based artist and art educator Derby Ulloa. He was one of nearly 70 people who participated in an oral history project featuring Hispanic residents from across Northeast Florida. | Will Brown, Jacksonville Today
September 14, 2023

100 new voices sought for ‘Voces de Hispanos’ project, with Jax City Hall exhibit opening Monday

An oral history project with a City Hall exhibit is looking for 100 more Hispanic community members in the Jacksonville…

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September 5, 2023

THE JAXSON | A trip down memory lane: LaVilla

For more than a century, the neighborhood of LaVilla was the epicenter of African American culture, entertainment and commerce in…

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August 23, 2023

THE JAXSON | The history of the Maxey Moody Sr. house

An old house in Downtown Jacksonville’s Cathedral District contains a fascinating history.…

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August 15, 2023

THE JAXSON | Getting to know the Lackawanna neighborhood

Here are five stories connected to a historic Jacksonville neighborhood that developed around a 19th century railroad yard: Lackawanna.…

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August 1, 2023

THE JAXSON | The story of the Downtown Southbank

Now considered part of Downtown Jacksonville, the waterfront district between the St. Johns River and I-95 has a deceptively long…

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July 25, 2023

THE JAXSON | 3 Jacksonville breweries of yesteryear 

The brewing of beer in Jacksonville dates back to the 19th century. Here are 3 local breweries that were in…

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July 4, 2023

THE JAXSON | 10 historic First Coast railroad depots

Here are 10 historic train stations that stand today in the Jacksonville area. Two of them are still functioning.…

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June 13, 2023

THE JAXSON | Getting to know the Phoenix neighborhood

Here are five facts about Phoenix, the historic Jacksonville neighborhood named in honor of the city’s rise from the ashes…

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May 30, 2023

THE JAXSON | 5 stories from Jacksonville’s hamburger history

From the first ever Burger King to long-gone local chains, here’s a look at five burger facts from Jacksonville history.…

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May 9, 2023

THE JAXSON | The lost shipyards of Jacksonville

Here are five large shipyards that once laid down vessels on Jacksonville’s working waterfront.…