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Hotel Windsor

Windsor Hotel The Windsor Hotel was built in 1875, catching Jacksonville’s tourist boom with a firm grasp. A renowned vacation spot for those looking to escape the cold, Jacksonville saw an average...

Plaza Hotel | Photo © 2022 Dee Adams, @dvision4

Plaza Hotel

The Plaza Hotel The Plaza Hotel, also known as the Plaza Building, is a historic hotel and residence located in downtown Jacksonville. The Plaza Hotel was constructed in 1903 on a lot that previously...

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...

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

Dr. Horace Drew Mansion

Columbus Drew Sr. Columbus Drew 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...

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...

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

Thunderbird Motor Hotel

History of the Thunderbird Motor Hotel The Thunderbird Motor Hotel opened in 1959 in Arlington, once a growing residential and commercial suburb for the downtown business executives of Jacksonville...

LaVilla Shotgun Houses | Photo © 2019 Bullet

LaVilla Shotgun Houses

Decades ago, Jacksonville was filled with many of these types of homes which many know as “shotgun houses.” There is a bit of a debate on how these homes got their name. The most well...

Regency Square Mall | Photo © 2019 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

Regency Square Mall

  Patrons at Regency Square Mall on its opening day March 2, 1967. Florida Times-Union Opening on March 2, 1967, the Regency Square Mall in Jacksonville initially featured three anchor stores:...

Moncrief Road Cemeteries | Photo © 2019 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

Moncrief Road Cemeteries

  Abraham Lincoln Lewis, founder of the Afro-American Life Insurance Company Memorial Cemetery is located at the corner of Moncrief Road and Edgewood. It was established in 1909 by Leo Benedict, a...

Buffalo Soldier's House | Photo © 2019 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

The Buffalo Soldier’s House

  The 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment at the Second Battle of Fort Wagner, July 18, 1863 Located in the historic neighborhood of Brooklyn, this home was once home to one of the many Buffalo...

Jacksonville Terminal Passenger Tunnels | Photo © 2019 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

Jacksonville Terminal Passenger Tunnels

  Postcard depicting Jacksonville Terminal, c. 1920s As early as 1890, Henry Flagler, owner of the Florida East Coast Railway began purchasing property, mostly marshland just west of Jacksonville. In...

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church | Photo © 2019 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church

  1949 Sanborn Insurance Map for Jacksonville, Florida. Library of Congress The Mt. Calvary Baptist Church is a church located in the historically black neighborhood of Brooklyn. Originally known as...

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