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Building Name

Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, First Church of Christ, Scientist

Historic District

Springfield Historic District


Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, Jacksonville, Fl.

The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum is a museum in Jacksonville, Florida, one of ten Karpeles Manuscript Library Museums in the United States. It displays manuscripts and documents from the private collection of David and Marsha Karpeles, the world's largest such collection, as well as art exhibits. It is privately owned by David Karpeles.

The museum opened in 1992 in the former First Church of Christ, Scientist building in Jacksonville's Springfield neighborhood. The Classical Revival structure, constructed in 1921, is a contributing property in the Springfield Historic District and is listed as No. SP-61 by the Jacksonville Historic Landmarks Commission. In 1992 they sold the building to David Karpeles.

Springfield Historic District - Contributing Building - National Register of Historic Places NRIS #86003640

Latitude, Longitude

30.33660000, -81.65670833

Rights Statement


Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum; David and Marsha Karpeles; First Church of Christ; Scientist; Manuscripts; Documents; Church buildings; Historic district; Duval County (Fl.); Jacksonville (Fl.); Libraries -- Florida -- Jacksonville.; Images


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