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Creation Date

12-12-2009

Historic District

Springfield Historic District

Description

Dorsey Company Bakery, Jacksonville, Fl. The Dorsey-O'Neil Bakery constructed the original structure in 1914 at Main and Warren Streets. Major expansions, including the transformation of the building into a Mediterranean Revival style structure, occurred in 1922 and 1925. In 1926, covering a full city block, it was the largest and most modern bakery in the South, producing 100,000 loaves of bread and cakes a day.

By the 1970s, the bakery had closed and the building was being used by the Duval County school system as a book depository. During the mid-1990s, the historic bakery building was incorporated into the campus of adjacent Kirby Smith Middle School. Contributing Building - Springfield Historic District - National Register of Historic Places NRIS #86003640

Latitude, Longitude

30.349333, -81.652091

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Commercial buildings-Florida-Jacksonville; Dorsey Company Bakery; Kirby-Smith Middle School; Historic district; Duval County (Fl.); Jacksonville (Fl.)

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