Barnacle in 1897

Coconut Grove’s Twentieth Century Journey

The destiny of the Miami area and all southeast Florida changed dramatically in 1896 when Henry M. Flagler’s Florida East Coast Railway reached the Miami River. Soon hundreds of new settlers were pouring into Dade County.  Coconut Grove residents viewed…



Aerial from McAllister Hotel in 1917.

Downtown YMCA Opens in 1918

On June 19, 1918, the front page of the Miami Metropolis featured a story on the growth of membership to the recently opened YMCA in downtown Miami. The recreational center was located at the southwest corner of Avenue A and…


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NE First Street looking East in 1920

NE First Street Looking in East in 1920

The featured photo was taken in 1920 from the perspective of North Miami Avenue, looking east on NE First Street, toward Biscayne Bay. The Chaille Plan, which changed the street names to a grid system with a starting point at…