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Seances, Spiritualism, and Women's Rights: Tim Gilmore's Tale of Anna Fletcher, Anna Fletcher spiritualism history

Seances, Spiritualism, and Women’s Rights in Jacksonville: Tim Gilmore’s Tale of Anna Fletcher

Local author offers a fascinating look at the wife of former Florida Senator Duncan U. Fletcher in his new book “Channeling Anna Fletcher: On Seances and Women’s Rights.” Gilmore tells the story of the woman who struggled to reconcile the constraints and proprieties of a senator’s wife with her belief in Spiritualism. Gilmore will host a book launch will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the , 101 W. 1st Street, Jacksonville. The event will include a discussion on the convergence of early women’s rights activism and psychic investigation with live music by the Dead Shepard Sounds. “Anyone …

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Eco Relics, Dyal-Upchurch, Klutho designs

Jacksonville’s First Klutho: The Dyal-Upchurch Building

The morning of May 4, 1901, a young architect named opened his New York Times to discover that a great fire had burned downtown Jacksonville nearly to the ground. In June, Klutho left his two-year-old New York City architecture practice to board a steamer bound for Jacksonville. He arrived to find the debris and rubble already nearly cleared, and local imaginations captivated by the blank canvas presented to builders and developers. Newly elected mayor declared a cease-fire for partisan politics, insisting that “the one all-absorbing idea now is the restoration of Jacksonville.” The city council quickly authorized the fire marshal …

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october, 2021

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