Ghosts of Jacksonville: demolished history is remembered

Published On: Nov 06 2012 01:25:53 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 06 2012 12:00:00 AM EST
MetroJacksonville.com looks at the urban core's past superimposed on its present.

Arguing the merits of historic preservation can be a difficult task in a city that does not value its history. However, they say a picture is worth a thousand words. MetroJacksonville.com illustrates in this photo series what's been lost in our urban core.

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The Arcade Theatre was the largest and best equipped movie house in the South when it opened on Adams Street in 1915. If preserved, it would have given more life to the Adams/Laura corridor. Nevertheless, after years of decay it was finally unable to structurally support itself and it came crashing to the ground.

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