Jacksonville Historical Society Identifies 22 Endangered Structures
The Historic Sites Committee of the Jacksonville Historical Society has released its 2021 list of Jacksonville’s endangered historic properties.
“Historic sites and properties matter to Jacksonville’s people. When historic buildings – such as the Eagle Laundry Building, the Doro Fixtures Company building, and the Moulton & Kyle Funeral Home in the past year, for example – are demolished by fire, forces of nature or man, we erase another part of the culture, history, and life stories that form our Jacksonville,” said Alan Bliss, historical society CEO, in a news release sent to WJCT News partner the Jacksonville Daily Record.
“Historic places lend authenticity to their surroundings, making us all more invested as citizens. In addition, data proves that historic preservation adds value by strengthening economic development. Recognizing this, the Jacksonville Historical Society advocates for preservation through its annual Endangered Historic Properties list.”
Seventeen structures along with five buildings owned by Duval County Public Schools made this year’s annual endangered list. The full list along with a slideshow is in this story at JaxDailyRecord.com.