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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...

Barefield House | Photo © Bullet 2021, www.abandonedfl.com

Barefield House

Minnie Barefield The Barefield/Holy Family/Schoelles House located in Apalachicola was built in 1907 by lumberman Charles Dobson for his mistress Minnie Barefield, a mixed-race woman who owned a...

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...

William Camp House | Photo © 2020 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

William Camp House

William Nelson Camp Born September 17, 1847, William Nelson Camp was an innovator and a brilliant businessman having many timber interests in Virginia and even having built a hydroelectric power...

Silver Green Cemetery | Photo © 2019 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

Silver Green Cemetery

Gaston Drake, Lumber Magnate Silver Green Cemetery, called Carver or Princeton Colored Cemetery in some records, has a history that traces back to Gaston Drake, founder of the community of Princeton...

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...

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...

Nichols Phosphate Mine | Photo © 2014 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

Nichols Phosphate Mine

  Nichols plant’s wet bin where rail cars bring in the wet phosphate, 1910s – State Archives of Florida The town of Nichols was constructed in 1905 by the Nichols Phosphate Mining Company...

Jackson Rooming House | Photo © 2019 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

Jackson Rooming House

  The building has a large number of supports to prevent it from collapsing The Jackson Rooming House located in Tampa began as a six-room cottage built by Moses and Sarah Jackson in 1901. Due to its...

Hampton Springs Hotel | Photo © 2019 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

Hampton Springs Hotel

  Postcard for the Hampton Springs Hotel, c. 1920s These ruins are all that remain of the Hampton Springs Hotel, a massive resort, and health spa. Back in the 19th and 20th centuries, Florida gained...

W.P. Sumner Company | Photo © 2019 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

W. P. Sumner Company

  A portion of the building was used as cold storage Once part of Jacksonville’s Ward Street red-light district, this brick structure was constructed in 1910 for the W.P. Sumner Company. The...

Florida Furniture Industries | Photo © 2018 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

Florida Furniture Industries

  1940s aerial view of the Wilson Cypress Company and Florida Furniture Industries. State Archives of Florida. Florida Furniture Industries’ origins date back to October 15, 1891, when Henry S...

Samuel I. Davis Cigar Factory | Photo © 2016 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

Samuel I. Davis Cigar Factory

  Postcard depicting the Samuel I. Davis Cigar Factory. It should be noted that the spelling of Davis’ name differs between advertisements and historical documents as some spell it Samuel I...

Balbin Brothers Cigar Factory | Photo © 2016 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

Balbin Brothers Cigar Factory

  1915 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map for Tampa, Florida. Library of Congress The story of West Tampa’s former Balbin Brothers Cigar Factory dates back to 1904 when the three-story brick Romanesque...

Public School No. 8 | Photo © 2016 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

Public School No. 8

  The school has been closed since 2005 Known today as Public School No. 8, it first opened its doors in 1909 originally as Graded Springfield School. Though it’s uncertain who designed the building...

Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys | Photo © 2018 Bullet, www.abandonedfl.com

Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys

Founding of the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys The Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys was first organized under an 1897 act of the legislature and began operations on the Marianna campus on January...

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