During a late night/early morning conclusion to a Springfield Walking Cocktail Party while sitting on the porch of the Klutho House with other Riverside, Springfield and Downtown dwellers. The talked turned to why we choose to live where we do and why we work so hard to restore and maintain our homes. It was then that someone replied, "We do it because, whether we know it or it or not. We are the keepers of Jacksonville's history."
With permission from the the fantastic folks over at the Jacksonville Historical Society I would like to share a few pictures of our city's past. All these images can found within the pages of the Jacksonville Family Album. Click on the images for full size viewing.
While we of the urban core may indeed be the keepers of Jacksonville's history. Many of those same people have also taken on the role of instigator for Jacksonville's present and future. Visit the many forums and blogs listed on the left hand side of this blog and get to know and join the caretakers of our great city's past, present and future.
All of these images are copyright material of the Jacksonville Historical Society and may only be used with permission.