Inside of Majestic Saloon in 1904

Majestic Saloon in Downtown Miami

When Julia Tuttle and the Brickells granted land to Henry Flagler in 1895 in exchange for him extending his railroad to, and building a world-class hotel along, the banks of the Miami River, they made a specific request. The stipulation…



Miami Metropolis Building

Miami Metropolis First Issue in 1896

The Miami Metropolis, forerunner of the Miami News, published its first issue on May 15, 1896. It was the first newspaper in Miami and the first issue was published two months prior to the incorporation of the city. The Miami…


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SE First Street on March 12, 1935

SE First Street in 1935

A street once lined with Henry Flagler’s Royal Palm Cottages quickly changed at the onset of the 1920s. The developers of that era saw SE First Street, formerly Thirteenth Street, as the next important commercial district in the growing downtown…