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St. Vincent’s celebrates heart pavilion topping out

St. Vincent’s celebrates heart pavilion topping out

Just 13 months after St. Vincent’s HealthCare broke ground on the site for what will become the Delores Barr Weaver Heart and Vascular Pavilion, a topping out ceremony was held June 17 in front of the construction site on St. Vincent’s Riverside campus. Attending the event were many donors, including Delores Barr Weaver, who provided […]

Historical society releases list of endangered structures

Historical society releases list of endangered structures

Twelve buildings are on the Jacksonville Historical Society’s 2019 Endangered Properties list, which includes two new structures. New to the list are Snyder Memorial Methodist Church, 226 N. Laura St., built in 1903 and a refuge in the early 1960s for victims of the Axe Handle Saturday attack on civil rights demonstrators; and Genovars Hall, […]

Eyesore bites the dust

Eyesore bites the dust

Demolition of a condemned structure at the corner of Hendricks Avenue and Cedar Street in San Marco recently took place when a two-story commercial/residential building at 1502 Hendricks Ave. was razed. The property is owned by H.S. Turner, a commercial real estate company on Prudential Drive. Realco Recycling was given a permit for $10,000 to […]

If the walls could talk: Details vague about house swap deal

If the walls could talk: Details vague about house swap deal

If ever a house needed walls that could talk, it could well be the one at 1880 Shadowlawn Street in Avondale. The house is hiding a mystery that only the walls themselves might be able to solve for sure. The house’s origin is clear enough. Built in 1924 for real estate and insurance salesman Addison […]

Lanier leaves lasting legacy, embodiment of St. Vincent’s mission

Lanier leaves lasting legacy, embodiment of St. Vincent’s mission

Throughout her long career in fundraising, there are two words St. Vincent’s Foundation President Jane Lanier never allows to slip from her lips – contribution and donation. “Gift is the right word,” she insists. “Philanthropy is connecting people’s hearts and treasures. It’s someone’s heart and the treasure they have that they want to share with […]

Women’s Board launches plans for 47th Art & Antiques Show

Women’s Board launches plans for 47th Art & Antiques Show

The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital held a kickoff party at the Baptist MD Anderson Cancer Center May 22 for the 47th Art & Antique Show.  Women’s Board President Katherine Forrester thanked Robin Albaneze and Robin Love, co-chairs for the upcoming show, called “Paris in Full Bloom,” and scheduled for Dec. 6-8, 2019. She […]

The Way We Were: Elizabeth “Libby” Lee

The Way We Were: Elizabeth “Libby” Lee

Her knees may prevent her from walking these days, and her memory isn’t what it used to be, but at nearly 100 years old, Elizabeth “Libby” Battle Lee still has an engaging personality and tells great stories. She is full of many good memories of living, worshiping and clubbing in San Marco. When all is […]

The Way We Were: Dorsey-Ann Holz Rhames

The Way We Were: Dorsey-Ann Holz Rhames

Dorsey-Ann Rhames is proof that you can come home again. After growing up in Murray Hill and moving to Ft. Lauderdale, she eventually moved back into the house in which she grew up. Like the neighborhood itself, however, with her husband’s and her efforts, the house has changed somewhat. “My father’s name was Gunther Schlichtholz, […]

Maple Leaf divers visit artifacts in Tallahassee

Maple Leaf divers visit  artifacts in Tallahassee

No matter what else they have done, a few Jacksonville men will most certainly always be known locally as “the Maple Leaf divers,” thanks to their exploits 35 years ago when they recovered thousands of Civil War artifacts from a watery grave in the St. Johns River off Mandarin Point. Twenty-four years later they were […]