Jacksonville’s Most Endangered Historic Properties
The Jacksonville Historical Society releases its annual “Most Endangered” list to draw attention to the plight of significant historical structures that are in danger of being lost because of neglect, development pressures and/or demolition. The purpose of selecting the most imperiled structures is to increase the public’s awareness of the need for conservation.
Annie Lytle School -- Public School No. 4
Vandals frequently trespass inside the structure; drawn by rumors the building is haunted. They spray graffiti, and contribute to the deterioration of the building. The building remains structurally sound, and could be put to a number of uses.
Location: 1011 Peninsular Place
Barnett National Bank Building
location: 112 West Adams Street
Fire Station No. 5
location: 347 Riverside Avenue
Laura Street Trio
In 2002 the City of Jacksonville purchased both the Florida Life and Bisbee buildings, as well as the “Marble Bank”. Known as "The Laura Street Trio," all three buildings are in deplorable condion, and were listed by the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation as among "The Eleven most Endangered Buildings in Florida. Preservationists are hopeful that this significant complex of buildings in the heart of Downtown will be restored.
location: Corner of Laura and Forsyth Streets
LaVilla "Shotgun" Houses
location: Intersection of N. Jefferson and W. Church Streets
Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant
location: Wambolt Street at the St. Johns River
Atlantic Coast Line Locomotive #1504
Designated in 1990 as a National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark, the engine survives in its original condition. Last refurbished in 1989, Number #1504 is rapidly deteriorating and should be restored and displayed indoors.
location: 1100 Block of West Bay Street
Dr. Horace Drew Residence
location: 245 W. Third Street