This week’s Meaningful Monday highlights the Crosby and Greenleaf Building, located on the corner of Laura and Adams Street in Downtown Jacksonville. The building, with the iconic clock outside its entrance, was built in the late 1920s to be the new home for Greenleaf & Crosby Co., a jewelry store, originally established just after the Civil War. According to the May 11, 1926 edition of the Jacksonville Journal, the building was originally designed to be six stories, with the ability to go up to 12 stories. That plan never came to be, and, as it stands, the building is now 12 stories on the southern half of the building and only two stories on the northern side.
The building, designed by Marsh and Saxelbye, was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on March 15, 2005.
JWB Real Estate purchased the building in June of 2022 and hired Avant Construction Group to renovate seven stories of the building that they will be using for their offices.
As seen in the pictures:
-The front entrance and façade have ornate decorations of terra cotta panels and floral motifs, and, though much of the interior has been renovated through the years to accommodate offices, there are still several historical accents that remain, including the beautiful entrance. .
-The views from the top floors have fabulous views of Downtown.