The Aquarium – An Early Miami Beach Tourist Attraction

The Aquarium in 1921

On March 26th in 2015, Miami Beach will be celebrating its centennial. During the celebration of 100 years since incorporation, Carl Fisher will be celebrated as the visionary and builder of early Miami Beach. While Fisher was not alone in building Miami Beach, he was the major driving force behind what Miami Beach became in […]

Early 1920s Photo of Tobacco Road Miami

Roseqnuist Bakery in Miami Florida

Before Tobacco Road was a Miami watering hole, it was a bakery. Not just any bakery, but a bakery that was a front for a speakeasy and gambling den. From the time that the first building and business appeared at 626 South Miami Avenue, or 1812 Avenue D as the address was known prior to […]

History of Wynwood Miami

Wynwood Walls

The Wynwood is a neighborhood in Miami Florida that has been getting a lot of attention recently for its development into a center for art and interesting restaurants, bars and breweries. However, very few people know the full history of this neighborhood that dates back to 1917. While Wynwood nears its 100th year, it is […]

Miami History by Dr. Paul George at Miami Dade College

Dr Paul George South Florida History Class

I remember the day that I caught the history bug and developed an interest in learning more about Miami’s history. There was a lot I didn’t know about the history of the city in which I lived, but I did know that my family had gone back a few generations living in Miami. Both of […]

Miami’s Site of Incorporation – From Pool Hall to Ashes

The Lobby Location

While the City of Miami has evolved and grown tremendously since its birthday on July 28th, 1896, its birth place experienced a far different fate. The proceedings to incorporate the City of Miami took place on the second floor in a wood frame building in Miami’s first business district. Miami’s First Business District Avenue D, […]

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