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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...

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:...

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Rochelle School

  Students and teachers at Martha Perry Institute, 1901. Courtesy of the State Archives of Florida. The community of Rochelle was originally known as Perry Junction, named after Governor Madison...

Salem Motel and General Store | Photo © 2019 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

Salem Motel

  Salem Motel postcard, date unknown Between the towns of Perry and Cross City and along U.S. Route 19 is the small unincorporated community of Salem. The post office in Salem opened on April 16...

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...

Dr. Cole House | Photo © 2019 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

Dr. Cole House

  Photograph of the Cole House, date unknown Located in Palatka, the Victorian Gothic home of Dr. Cole was built in 1885. During my research, I could only identify one person named Dr. Cole who was...

William Dunn Moseley House | Photo © 2019 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

William Dunn Moseley House

According to a Cultural Resource Survey conducted by Historic Property Associates in 1981, this home located in the city of Palatka was built in 1875 by Dr. Andrew J. Wood, at least that is what an...

White Sulfur Springs Ruins | Photo © 2019 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

White Sulfur Springs Ruins

  The bathhouse at White Springs in 1912. Photo courtesy of the Florida State Archives. When Spanish explorers visited the area in the 1530s, the area was inhabited by the Timucuan tribe who believed...

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...

Loeb-Hilburn House | Photo © 2018 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

Loeb-Hilburn House

Marcus Loeb Marcus Loeb was born on December 27, 1852, in Kirrweiler, Germany. His father was a farmer who specialized in growing grapes and making fine wines. Loeb attended local schools and took...

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...

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