“Historic sites and properties matter to Jacksonville’s people. When historic buildings are demolished by fire, forces of nature or man, we erase another part of the culture, history, and life stories that form our Jacksonville.
“Historic places lend authenticity to their surroundings, making us all more invested as citizens. In addition, data proves that historic preservation adds value by strengthening economic development. Recognizing this, the Jacksonville Historical Society advocates for preservation through its annual Endangered Historic Properties list.”
– Alan Bliss, CEO, Jacksonville Historical Society