Halcyon Hall Hotel in 1906

Halcyon Hall Hotel

The Halcyon Hall Hotel was as much of a Miami pioneer as the men who built it and the people who called it home. It was built at a time when Miami was trying to find its identity. It provided…



Collins Bridge in 1912

Work Began on Collins Bridge in 1912

On July 22, 1912, work began on the Collins bridge to connect Miami to the future Miami Beach. John Collins used material extracted while digging the Collins Canal as fill for the roadbed. However, several obstacles slowed the project to…


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North Bay Shore Drive in 1925.

Construction on Biscayne Blvd in 1925

It was common for the Miami News Metropolis to report on construction projects occurring throughout the city during the building boom of the 1920s. Miami’s original skyline was shaped along North Bay Shore Drive during this time. The road became…