Looking Southeast from SW 10th Street & South Miami Avenue

Martina Apartments in Brickell

Long before Flatiron Miami was conceived along South Miami Avenue in the Brickell neighborhood, there was the Martina Apartments. When the building was completed in 1922, it was considered one of the largest apartment buildings in South Florida and provided…



Painting of Attack of Cape Florida Lighthouse in 1836

Cape Florida Lighthouse Attacked in 1836

On January 6, 1836, the Cooley family was attacked by Seminole Indians at the New River in today’s Fort Lauderdale. The Indians killed everyone, but one young slave named Peter who made his way to the Miami River to warn…


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South Bayshore Drive looking south in 1925

South Bayshore Drive in 1925

The featured photograph provides a glimpse of the beauty of South Bayshore Drive in the Point View subdivision of the Brickell neighborhood in 1925. This subdivision was the platted and developed by Locke T. Highleyman beginning in 1912. It began…