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Does Jacksonville resemble a Midewestern city:? Part II

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Downtown street scenes

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Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (1907)

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Greenleaf & Crosby Building (1927)

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The Hildebrandt Building (1926) now overshadowed by the BellSouth Tower

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St. Johns Epicsopal Cathedral (1903)

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West Adams Street

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Federal Courthouse Plaza

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Adam's Mark Hotel

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From left to right, The Florida Life (1911) , Florida Bank (1902), & the Bisbee (1908) Buildings await their restorations, which will hopefully begin this spring. The two taller buildings were designed by Henry Klutho, Jacksonville's most influential turn of the century architect. Because of him, Jacksonville is home to the largest collection of "Prairie Styled Architecture" outside of the Midwest. BTW, the "Prairie School Movement" was led by Frank Llyod Wright and Louis Sullivan in the early 1900's.

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The Western Union Telegragh Building (1931) is now the ne Museum of Modern Art

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construction on both sides of Duval St.

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A new infill housing development of Church St.

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the former Southern Bell Building (1950's)

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The new arena, as seen from the Hart Expressway

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vacant buildings on the corner of Adams & Broad hoping to be reused some day

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Laura Street on New Year's Eve

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The Jacksonville Landing

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St. Johns River

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A piece of the newer Southbank skyline

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A piece of the Northbank skyline

So does it resemble a Midwestern City?

See part 1: http://www.cyburbia.org/forums/showthread.php?s=&postid=116377#post116377
 
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Henry Klutho, Jacksonville's most influential turn of the century architect. Because of him, Jacksonville is home to the largest collection of "Prairie Styled Architecture" outside of the Midwest. BTW, the "Prairie School Movement" was led by Frank Llyod Wright and Louis Sullivan in the early 1900's.

This is exactly what I saying to myself. These buildings look almost excatly like half the buildings on Wabash or State in Chicago's Loop.
 
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