It’s always fun to get to know a place and all its rich history and intrigue. Whether you are just visiting or searching for new homes in Jacksonville, you may enjoy reading this ten fun facts.
The six-story high Dyal Upchurch building which sits in the middle of Jacksonville is the planet’s world’s first skyscraper technology-based structure. Created by Henry Klutho in 1901, who was a very intense with his architecture designs at the time.
The Best-seller novel by John Grisham called “Bretheren” includes a feature about Pete’s Bar which is situated right in Neptune Beach. Grisham took detailed notes while he visited this pool hall and tavern.
The Country’s oldest private skate park is here and still available for the public to use: Arlington’s Kona Skatepark!
The Florida theater was home to the VERY FIRST inside concert that rock icon Elvis Presley played at. That was in 1957.
It was the Northside’s development facility lab that created the Bacardi-Martini’s enjoyed around the world.
Jacksonville is the finishing line for the annual longest river sail-boat race on the planet. The Mug Race sailing Regatta has a 38 mile course down the St. John’s River.
Often referred to as the alternative “Hollywood”, Jacksonville was the America’s film capital in the early 1900’s.
In 1965, with water-jets towering 120 feet, the Friendship Fountain was the planet’s tallest fountain shooting 17K gallons of water through over 60 jet nozzles.
Joseph LaRose, known as the creator of the modern shoe, ran a shop here for nearly 50 years.
Home of the Friday Musicale situated in Riverside, which is the oldest cultural institution Florida. One of the Nation’s most well-acclaimed orchestra’s, the Jacksonville Symphony originated here.