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Boardwalk Talk on Jacksonville’s Architectural Heritage by Dr. Wayne Wood

January 26, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Beaches Museum for a Boardwalk Talk on Jacksonville’s Architectural Heritage by Dr. Wayne Wood on January 26 at 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Wood will sign and discuss his book “Jacksonville’s Architectural Heritage: Bicentennial Edition.” Based on the widely acclaimed original 1989 book, the new volume has been completely updated to include nearly 400 new sites not included in the earlier volume. Mid-Century Modern buildings, as well as newly discovered architectural gems, culturally significant buildings, and an entire section of little-known and highly unusual sites will add an entirely new perspective. Unlike the earlier book, this Bicentennial Edition is all in color and features over 1,000 new photographs taken specifically for this project. Jacksonville’s Architectural Heritage: Bicentennial Edition is a monumental work that will give both natives and newcomers a comprehensive tour of Duval County’s history and architecture. It is a compelling case for the preservation of our heritage.

Widely regarded as one of the foremost chroniclers of Jacksonville’s history and architecture, Dr. Wayne Wood has been called “the undisputed godfather of preservation in Jacksonville.” An author, historian, artist, and retired optometrist, Wayne is the founder of Riverside Avondale Preservation, the Riverside Arts Market, and Friends of Hemming Park. He is the author of the local classic book, Jacksonville’s Architectural Heritage, and he recently published a completely new deluxe edition to commemorate the city’s Bicentennial. It was his fifteenth book on Jacksonville. In 2010 he was selected as one of the “Top Twenty Change Agents in Northeast Florida” by the Florida Times-Union. A self-proclaimed “Arts Agitator,” he was named one of the “50 Most Influential People in Northeast Florida,” and Folio Weekly called him “The Most Interesting Man in Jacksonville.”

This event is free to Beaches Museum members with a suggested $5 donation for non-members. Please visit the Beaches Museum website or call 904-241-5657 for further information.

Members please use discount code Member at registration for free access.


January 26, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Beaches Museum
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Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250 United States
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