Articles by Casey Piket

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…


Rendering of Romfh Residence

Bay View on Twenty Fifth Road

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus once said that “the only constant is change”. When it comes to real estate in Miami, this expression can be extended to “the only constant is change with up zoning”. This is particularly true of property…


Mareldean Hotel in 1973

Mareldean Hotel in Brickell

The cover photo is of the Mareldean Hotel and Rooming House on December 12, 1973. The photo was taken by Miami Herald staff photographer Marlin Levison and was used in an article on January 4, 1974 in a story about…


MacArthur Causeway in 1959

History of the MacArthur Causeway

By the mid-1910s, some of the leaders of Miami and Miami Beach knew that the time would come when the region would outgrow the Collins Bridge, which was the only viaduct to join the two cities over Biscayne Bay. It…


The Miami Club in 1911

Short History of The Miami Club

In the first decade of the last century, many of Miami’s downtown business leaders felt the need to establish an organization to promote the virtues of living and doing business in Miami. Although less than fifteen years old in 1909,…