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William Morgan, Dune House, Atlantic Beach Architecture

Treehouses, Pyramids and Sand Dunes: The Unusually Fundamental Architecture of William Morgan in Atlantic Beach

If you’ve marveled at some of the loveliest and quirkiest homes in Atlantic Beach, or if you’ve thought certain houses in the area seemed more like natural formations, chances are, you were admiring the architecture of . To refer to Morgan’s architecture of the 1960s through the 1980s with that current catch-all phrase, “mid-century modern,” misses his conceptual blending of architecture with environment. When Morgan’s designs don’t reflect natural shapes and contours, they reflect older human habitations that do. He has crafted museums that echo Pre-Columbian terraced mounds and savings banks inspired by the ancient American Indian city of Cahokia …

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Atlantic Beach: Home Beach Home

Atlantic Beach is one of those rare geographical locations that only occupies a single side of a major roadway. If you straddle the middle yellow line at the foot of Atlantic Boulevard, you can put one foot in and the other in . For me, the last 20 years of my life existed south of the yellow line. It wasn’t until last spring that I officially stepped beyond the divide and into life in Atlantic Beach. I’ve lived in a dozen tiny beach apartments since migrating across the in the early 90’s. Each had its own peculiar blend of salty …

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Museum of Science and History, Photo by Fran Ruchalski, MOSH, Southbank, Jacksonville, FL

MOSH Brings Science to Life with Dinosaurs Unearthed

The roots of MOSH go back to 1941 when the was chartered. The first home was a Victorian mansion in Riverside. One vividly creepy memory recalls the Egyptian mummy housed under the staircase. Construction began on the current location on Jacksonville’s Southbank in 1965, and the facility opened in 1969. The open, spacious design by architect provides an inviting atmosphere of discovery and learning. The Jacksonville Children’s Museum became the Jacksonville Museum of Arts and Sciences in 1977 and six years later, they were accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The name was changed to () in 1988, and …

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