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Unparalleled Successes from the Now Abandoned State Board of Health Building

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When Florida created its Board of Health in 1889, life expectancy here was 44 years. The successes achieved in making life in naturally inhumane Florida livable stagger the imagination. They’re almost beyond communication. And much of that work happened here — in the now abandoned State Board of Health Building in Jacksonville.  

Wesley Plott’s Downtown Bottlescape