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Here is the first of three photo threads, showing many overlooked areas of Jacksonville that have never been seen on these forums before. Enjoy.

Lets start shall we?

Downtown

This where it all begin, back in 1822.

Jax fact of the day

Downtown Jax burned to the ground in 1901. This event was the largest urban fire in the South and lead to building boom, incorporating brick, which is rare in the state of Florida.

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My friend Tony Reali, "Stat Boy" on the "PTI" show, flew to Jacksonville a few months ago to emcee some dopey trivia contest. And when he walked off the plane, he got a whiff of something that almost brought him to his knees -- it was Jacksonville -- and he made the not uncommon observation, "This place smells."

"I am from Staten Island, and I have lived in New Jersey," Reali explained. "I know bad smells. This was right below Secaucus."

Hey Kornheiser! Here's your culprit...The Jefferson-Smurfit Jacksonville Paper Mill. Anyway, as you can see the mill was permanently shut down years ago, thus leading to the loss of hundreds of manufacturing jobs, but clean air for the locals to enjoy. Maybe somebody will turn this thing into an industrial musuem & park, like Sloss Furnances in Birmingham?

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Springfield

Located immediately north of downtown, platted in 1868 and once known as one of the roughest spots in town, this neighborhood is in the flown blown process of gentrification. Primary architectural styles include Bungalow, Prairie, Queen Anne and Colonial Revival.

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cigar anyone?

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Part II - San Marco, Murray Hill, Durkeeville, LaVilla, East Jacksonville

Part III - Riverside, Avondale, The Beaches

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Downtown Jax burned to the ground in 1901.  This event was the largest urban fire in the South and lead to building boom, incorporating brick, which is rare in the state of Florida.

U mean brick exteriors or block construction?

Cause if it is block then its everywhere in florida the most in the country

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