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Historic Swisher estate goes on the market for $5.75 million

Tina Marie Casto, Open House Optics
via Florida Times-Union
Built in 1929, the sprawling San Marco estate built by Carl S. Swisher, a scion of the Swisher cigars empire, is on the market for $5.75 million.

It could be said that Jacksonville is a city built on the aroma of industry.

The syrupy scent of Coca-Cola, emanating from the company’s former bottling plant at 14th and Market streets. The essence of roasted coffee floating from the Maxwell House facility, still perking on Bay Street. The tang of tobacco issuing out of the Swisher International cigar factory.

Operating at the time as Jno H. Swisher & Son, the factory opened in 1924 on 16th Street in Springfield’s Warehouse District, where it continues to oversee a global business.

Read the rest of this story at WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union.