New Story: Palms Hotel and Rooming House

In 1983, Larry James Bana set afire the boarding house from which he’d been evicted. Seven people died.


But The Palms, the 110 year old hotel building just north of the Florida Theater, one of the last boarding houses in the center of downtown Jacksonville, still keeps its three floors of old rooms steadily booked.

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photo by Hurley Winkler

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