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The Ghost Town of Ellaville

George Franklin Drew The town of Ellaville was a once-thriving mill town founded in the 1860s by lumber magnate and Florida State Governor George F. Drew. George Franklin Drew was born on August 6...

West Third Dental Care Center | Photo © 2020 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

West Third Dental Care Center

Dr. William M. Fleischmann The West Third Dental Care Center in Jacksonville was a dental clinic situated just north of Henry J. Klutho Park, between the Horace Drew Mansion and the former...

Suwannee Springs | Photo © 2021 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

Suwannee Springs

The first Suwannee Springs Hotel. Memories of Suwannee Springs Florida Suwannee Springs is the site of natural springs and was a historic mineral spring tourist attraction and hotel in Suwannee...

Horace Drew Mansion | Photo © 2011 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

Dr. Horace Drew Mansion

Columbus Drew Sr. Columbus Drew was born to British parents, Solomon Drew and Elizabeth Glyuas, on January 6, 1820, in Alexandria, Virginia. He grew up in Washington, D.C. where he earned a law...

Forest Park Head Start School | Photo © 2007 Nomeus, www.flurbex.com

Forest Park Head Start School

Forest Park Elementary School, 1950s Forest Park Elementary School was constructed in 1954 located at the corner of Forest and Goodwin Streets in Mixon Town, Jacksonville. The school was one of many...

Panama Grammar School | Photo © 2020 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

Panama Grammar School

Panama Grammar School opened in September 1914. Source: Images of America, Panama City The Panama Grammar School was built in 1914 as Panama City High School and was Bay County’s first modern...

Thunderbird Motor Hotel | Photo © 2020 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

Thunderbird Motor Hotel

The iconic Thunderbird Motor Hotel sign once located off the expressway The Thunderbird Motor Hotel opened in 1959 in Arlington, once a growing residential and commercial suburb for the downtown...

Old A1A Highway | Photo © 2020 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

Old A1A Highway

A portion of the former A1A was heavily damaged in 2016 by Hurricane Matthew and has since been abandoned. State Road A1A is a state road that runs along the Atlantic Ocean, from the southern tip of...

Donna Kay | Photo © 2020 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

Donna Kay

The Donna Kay is a shrimp boat that ran aground near the tip of Cape San Blas, on the western side. It’s unknown how it got there with some speculating that the boat pulled itself free from its...

(NOT) GI Joe Motel | Photo © 2020 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

(Not) GI Joe Motel

When I first wrote this article, I was informed that this building used to be the GI Joe Motel, a 10-unit motel located on U.S. 1 in St. Augustine, and the site of an unsolved murder. In actuality...

BB Ann's Country Kitchen | Photo © 2019 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

BB Ann’s Country Kitchen

A gift shop and gas station was located just past the former BB Ann’s Country Kitchen Located in White Springs off of I-75, BB Ann’s Country Kitchen, Pub and Arcade was constructed in...

First Baptist Church, Port St. Joe | Photo © 2020 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

First Baptist Church, Port St. Joe

The First Baptist Church at the corner of Monument Avenue and 3rd Street First Baptist Church of Port St. Joe was founded in 1923 by a group of 12 people with a shared vision, “to glorify God...

Jarazic Park | Photo © 2020 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

Jarazic Park

A covered structure with a sign reading “KIDDIE RIDES” hanging above it. Jarazic Park was a miniature golf course and batting cage attraction operating in the 1990s. Located in Navarre...

Dr. Beal's Shell Museum | Photo © 2020 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

Dr. Beal’s Shell Museum

Dr. James Hartley Beal As described on the historic marker outside Dr. Beal’s former residence and shell museum, Dr. James Hartley Beal was an influential pharmacist, chemist, lawyer, educator...

Old Dixie Highway

Old Dixie Highway

In the small town of Espanola lies a 10-mile stretch of road known as Old Brick Road which was once part of the original Dixie Highway. The Dixie Highway was the brainchild of Carl G. Fisher of the...

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