Film Studio Renovation Proponents Optimistic; They Have Renderings to Restore Buildings Used to Make Early Films about African-Americans
Patton, Charlie, The Florida Times Union
Byline: CHARLIE PATTON
There is nothing architecturally distinctive about the cluster of five wooden buildings at 6337 Arlington Road.
But, from a historic perspective, those buildings are among the most significant in Jacksonville, said Joel McEachin, the city's historic preservation planner.
Which is why a group of city officials and community activists gathered Tuesday to look at preliminary renderings of plans to renovate the buildings and convert them into a museum and education complex.
Built in 1916 to house the Eagle Film Studios, the complex served from 1920 to 1928 as the Norman Studios. Although Richard E. Norman, who owned, ran and …
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Publication information: Article title: Film Studio Renovation Proponents Optimistic; They Have Renderings to Restore Buildings Used to Make Early Films about African-Americans. Contributors: Patton, Charlie - Author. Newspaper title: The Florida Times Union. Publication date: November 30, 2005. Page number: Not available. © 2007 The Florida Times-Union. COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group.
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