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Property Name Downtown Jacksonville Historic District
Reference Number 16000212
State Florida
County Duval
Town Jacksonville
Street Address
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 5/2/2016
Areas of Significance Architecture, Community Planning, Commerce
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The Downtown Jacksonville Historic District is significant at the local level under Criteria A in the areas of Commerce and Community Planning and Development and Criterion C in the area of Architecture. The Period of Significance is from approximately 1901, the year that the Great Fire destroyed much of downtown Jacksonville and 1965 when the Mid-Century Modern architectural style had begun to eclipse the historical revival styles and the Commercial style that had dominated the downtown character of Jacksonville's building types for more than fifty years. In addition to commercial architecture, the downtown center exhibits major religious buildings, which are some of the most architecturally significant and high style landmarks within the area. Drawing inspiration from Gothic and Romanesque styles which were favorable among institutional buildings around the turn of the century these extant religious facilities, which were built near the commercial core, are iconic among the downtown landscape as integral part of the community.

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Properties are listed in the National Register of Historic Places under four criteria: A, B, C, and D. For information on what these criterion are and how they are applied, please see our Bulletin on How to Apply the National Register Criteria