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What’s so hard about historic preservation?

Why are historic preservation projects so difficult and expensive? The most obvious answer is that architects, engineers, and contractors cannot see and never really know for sure what is within the floors, walls, and ceilings of an old building until they get into the project. When designing and building a new structure, every detail is […]

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JHS announces 2017 list of the area’s Most Endangered Properties

On June 15, 2017, the Jacksonville Historical Society released its annual “Most Endangered Buildings” 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 […]

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