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Weaver leads historic restoration and renovation of John Gorrie

Delores Barr Weaver, co-owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL team and chair and CEO of the Jaguars Foundation, has led the transformation of a historic Riverside-Avondale landmark into The John Gorrie a condominium, and announces homes are available for sale.

Purchased in February 2009 by J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver, the residences are the result of the restoration and renovation of the former John Gorrie Junior High School into condominium homes under the watchful eye and direction of Delores Barr Weaver, a tireless community advocate. Located at the corner of Stockton and College streets in the highly sought-after Riverside-Avondale neighborhood, homes at The John Gorrie a condominium, are priced from the low $100,000s for studios.

“The former John Gorrie Junior High School has undergone a meticulous restoration and renovation process that honors the historical and personal significance of the school to the people of Riverside-Avondale and their community,” said Delores Barr Weaver. “Given the building’s historic significance, I believe the renovation of the John Gorrie School is an important component of the continued revitalization of the Riverside-Avondale historic neighborhood and will be a monument to the rich architectural heritage of the area. I am excited to debut the residences to the community at our historic tour on Saturday, Aug. 13.”

The guided historic tour will highlight John Gorrie Junior High School’s long history in the Riverside-Avondale neighborhood. The event will be a fundraiser benefiting HabiJax and Riverside Avondale Preservation (RAP). Tickets can be purchased in advance for $15 from RAP and $20 at the door the day of the event. For additional information, visit

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