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by Peter Moskos

December 27, 2010

Then and Now: Jacksonville

This time from Jacksonville, Florida. It looks like the Hamrock Hotel is a pretty upscale place, with all them nice new Ford motorcars out front!

The only old building left is vacant, abandoned, and falling apart. And as usual, business and buildings have been replaced with parking lots and vacant lots. There's one big new building. But no reason to be on the city street anymore. Just four lanes of traffic to drive by quickly and lots of parking. One-hundred years of American progress.

1 comment:

tim said...

Aww, this is where I live :-) And I love downtown, as evacuated as it may be. Rest assured, the hipsters and art community are slowly reclaiming it.