Sunday, October 27, 2013

Lonely Hearts House

This interesting old house at 1120 Acosta Street in Jacksonville's historic Riverside neighborhood supposedly had a role in the 2006 John Travolta movie "Lonely Hearts."

 
 
 
I say the house was "supposedly" in the film, because I watched "Lonely Hearts" but never pinned down which scene featured this home.  There were several houses that might have been this one, but there was never enough of a wide shot to confirm this.  However, it's a fact that "Lonely Hearts" was shot primarily in Jacksonville, in the Riverside neighborhood, and as I was taking pictures of the house, some people came out to tell me about its movie role.  Here's a side view of the house.
 
 
 
 
It's obvious the house was long ago subdivided into apartments, but the fading charm of the one-time grand single family mansion is still there. 
 
 
 
My guess is this house was built in the early years of the last century.  While not restored, it is still a handsome reminder of those times.




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  3. The house used in the filming is on the corner of Park and Osceola. It was moved to that location in the late 90's or early 2000's. It was not originally at that location.

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  4. Mike, I really enjoy your blog postings. I too live in Atlanta, but am exhausted by the traffic and am moving back home to Jacksonville.

    My wife and I just bought a Mediterranean Revival home in Avondale. It's in a book of Jacksonville's historic architecture, but there is no information about who might have designed it. Any tips on researching the home's history?

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