Charles in the 1960s
Charles in 1968
Replica of Jean Ribault's column claiming Florida for France in 1562
Charles in 1971
Charles meeting with President Richard Nixon, 1972 (photo by Oliver F. Atkins)
Northeast Florida showing Cow Ford (center) from Bernard Romans' 1776 map of Florida
Charles at the 2003 Montreal International Jazz Festival, one of his last public performances
Section of a light battery by the St. Johns River during the Civil War
Quincy Jones worked with Ray Charles.
Ruins of the courthouse and armory from the Great Fire of 1901
Star honoring Charles on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, at 6777 Hollywood Boulevard
Downtown Jacksonville in 1914
Statue by Andy Davis in Ray Charles Plaza in Albany, Georgia
Crowd gathered for a campaign speech from Richard Nixon in Hemming Park, in October 1960
News of Jacksonville's consolidation from The Florida Times-Union
Friendship Fountain and view of downtown Jacksonville in 1982
Satellite photo of Jacksonville
Kingsley Plantation, located within the Timucuan Preserve
Hanna Park
Memorial Park
Map of racial distribution in Jacksonville, 2010 U.S. Census. Each dot is 25 people:
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, built in 1887, is one of Jacksonville's oldest churches.
CSX Transportation Building serves as headquarters for CSX Corporation.
Bank of America Tower on Laura Street
Container ship at Port of Jacksonville
The Florida Times-Union Building
Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet at Naval Air Station Jacksonville
USS Bataan (LHD-5) at Naval Station Mayport
Gator Bowl Stadium, now TIAA Bank Field, where the annual Gator Bowl has taken place since 1946
Hemming Park hosts a variety of cultural events throughout the year.
Motion picture scene at Gaumont Studios, 1910
Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens
Museum of Science and History
The XX performing at the Florida Theatre
The Star-Spangled Banner performed before a Jacksonville Jaguars game at TIAA Bank Field.
St. James Building, currently housing Jacksonville City Hall
Lenny Curry, the current Mayor of Jacksonville
Duval County Public Schools headquarters
Jacksonville Main Library
The Dames Point Bridge (officially the Napoleon Bonaparte Broward Bridge) is a cable-stayed bridge over the St. Johns River. Construction began in 1985 and was completed in 1989.
Jacksonville Skyway
CSX 5508 ready to put office car on Silver Meteor
Jacksonville International Airport
JEA headquarters in downtown Jacksonville
Landing pad at Baptist Medical Center Downtown
Laura Street Trio (1902-1912)
The Carling (1925)
11 East Forsyth (1926)
Eight Forty One (1955)
Riverplace Tower (1967)
Wells Fargo Center (1974)
TIAA Bank Center (1983)
Bank of America Tower (1990)
San Marco
Eastside and Arlington
Riverside and Avondale
Tallulah-North Shore
University of North Florida
Jacksonville University
Florida State College at Jacksonville
Florida Coastal School of Law
Edward Waters College
I-95 passing by downtown Jacksonville
Acosta Bridge
Mathews Bridge
Fuller Warren Bridge
Main St Bridge
Hart Bridge
Dames Point Bridge
Buckman Bridge

After leaving school, Charles moved to Jacksonville to live with Charles Wayne Powell, who had been friends with his late mother.

- Ray Charles

After his mother died when he was 15, Ray Charles lived with friends of his mother while he played piano at the Ritz for a year, before moving on to fame and fortune.

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City in the Southeastern United States, on the Atlantic coast of northeastern Florida.

City in the Southeastern United States, on the Atlantic coast of northeastern Florida.

St. Augustine in 1891 from the former San Marco Hotel, Spanish St. on left, Huguenot Cemetery lower left corner, Cordova St. on right
Replicas of the Medici lions of Florence, Italy at the approach to the Bridge of Lions donated by Andrew Anderson
Slave Market, St. Augustine, Florida in 1886
View of St. Augustine from the top of the lighthouse on Anastasia Island
Major roadways, St. Augustine and vicinity
Ray Charles Center and the Theodore Johnson Center, at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind
United States Senator David Levy Yulee
Author Zora Neale Hurston
Bell tower on northeast bastion of the Castillo de San Marcos
North bastions and wall of the Castillo, looking eastward toward Anastasia Island
Seawall south of the Castillo
The city gates of St. Augustine, built in 1808, part of the much older Cubo Line
The Government House. East wing of the building dates to the 18th-century structure built on original site of the colonial governor's residence.<ref name="Kornwolf2002">{{cite book|first=James D.|last=Kornwolf|title=Architecture and Town Planning in Colonial North America|url=|year=2002|publisher=Johns Hopkins University Press|isbn=978-0-8018-5986-1|page=87}}</ref>
thumb|Facade of the Roman Catholic Cathedral of St. Augustine
Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche at Mission Nombre de Dios
Statue of Ponce de León
Memorial Presbyterian Church
The former Hotel Alcazar now houses the Lightner Museum and City Hall
Bridge of Lions, looking eastward to Anastasia Island
Tolomato Cemetery

In 1565, however, the Spanish decided to destroy the French outpost of Fort Caroline, located in what is now Jacksonville.

Ray Charles, pianist, singer, composer