architecture

Sears Crescent Model in Jacksonville
Courtesy Wayne Wood

The nonprofit Riverside-Avondale Preservation is spotlighting a set of remarkable buildings in Jacksonville: three build-it-yourself homes you could order from the Sears Catalog - also known as the “Big Book” -  in the early part of the 20th century. 

bulldozer and rubble pile
Jessica Palombo / WJCT News

If you’ve driven down Bay Street in downtown Jacksonville recently, chances are you’ve seen bulldozers removing the remains of the old City Hall Annex.

It, and the old courthouse, are being removed at a cost of $8 million.

But what city planners like Ennis Davis see is an assault on midcentury architecture that’s bad for a vibrant downtown.

E Street exterior
The Jaxson

Many of the places we frequent today in Jacksonville have a shared history — as gas stations.

church exterior
Modern Cities

Some of the Jacksonville buildings many people know today came from the minds of largely forgotten African-American architects — and their legacy is the city’s unique character.

Pond/Michael Baker and JTA

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority has reached a deal to design a transportation hub to integrate key local, regional and intracity services downtown.