Tag Archives: Les Paul Garner

New Story: Brooklyn: The Last Buffalo Soldier’s House

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Twice during the Civil War, black Union soldiers occupied Confederate Jacksonville.


Confederate veteran Miles Price platted this former plantation into lots and sold them to former slaves and Buffalo Soldiers.


“A house can be boarded up for years,” Paul says, “and it seems uninhabitable. But all you have to do is live in the house and it returns to its human-shaped life.”

New Story: Christmas Eve, Buffalo Soldier’s House and Pseudo-Brooklyn Apartments

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Some of Les Paul Garner’s earliest memories are of running through a line of his friends with the ball, shirtless and exhilarated and sweating in the summer heat, and learning to ride his bike around the corner on Oak Street.


New condo dwellers walk their AKC-registered dogs past the last Buffalo Soldier’s house in Brooklyn.