The Past.

Where have we been?

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Gainesville’s historic bed-and-breakfast district

Their guests, friends and family also fell in love with the lifestyle and started restoring Victorian houses around the Magnolia Plantation. This became known as the bed-and-breakfast district. 

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The Hippodrome State Theatre

The building was not always a theater, though. For more than 100 years, it has accumulated stories that make it a historical marker of the city.




A forgotten obituary: Josiah T. Walls

Josiah T. Walls, 1842-1905, was Florida’s first African American representative. He is the only person in Alachua County’s history to serve as the Gainesville mayor, a county commissioner, a school board member, a state senator and a U.S. congressman.

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