Rising from the ashes of the Great Fire of 1901, Crowd’s Barbershop was a loose collection of boards and a tin roof, but his trade grew and his business portfolio expanded. Read more about this resilient businessman.
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From the Archives: The Great Fire and the Bisbee Family Revisited
JHS Senior Archivist Mitch Hemann shares another story from the Great Fire of 1901 and, with the help of Historian at Large Wayne Wood, solves a mystery.
Making the Case for Historic Preservation
Part of our mission is to make the case for historic preservation, partly because it creates economic development in addition to cultural capital, but also because an old building contributes to the time capsule of city planning, architecture and construction as they were understood and practiced in the early 1900s.
Stories from The Great Fire: The Bisbee Family Silver
Prominent Jacksonville family loses family silver during escape from the Great Fire of 1901. Read more to discover if it was ever recovered.
115 Years After the Great Fire . . .
Pre-fire buildings and post-fire masterpieces are still threatened May 3 is arguably the most important day in city history. It’s the anniversary of Jacksonville’s Great Fire of 1901. This year, Jacksonville marks 115 years since the conflagration wiped out 2,368 homes and buildings in eight hours. The fire began in the LaVilla area and rapidly […]