Articles by Casey Piket

Fay home in 1916

Fay Mansion in Point View Brickell

Aubert J Fay was a self-made millionaire who earned his fortune by manufacturing and distributing a very popular cough suppressant. He worked his way from humble beginnings to president and treasurer of an organization that produced a product that is…


Point View in 1920s

Point View Subdivision in Brickell

There was a time when the Brickell neighborhood featured a subdivision so extravagant that locals referred to it as Miami’s Gold Coast. The homes were spacious, beautiful and extravagant. The area was a mix of pioneers who made their riches…


Prins Valdemar in downtown Miami

Prins Valdemar – A Miami Landmark

The Prins Valdemar was a four-masted Danish barkentine sailing ship that had an interesting journey. Built in 1892, the vessel had served many roles throughout its lifetime: a training ship for naval cadets, blockade runner, gun smuggler, cargo transporter, hotel,…


Compilation of Miami Buildings in 1979

Miami Buildings in 1979

Much has changed in Miami’s downtown skyline since the 1970s. The City of Miami’s Office of Information and Services took a number of photographs during the 1970s to showcase the city. The featured photo was taken in 1979 and is…


Watson Building in 2016.

Watson Building in Downtown Miami

John W. Watson was a business and political pioneer to Miami. Watson’s thirst for knowledge and exploration led him to Florida. That same adventurous spirit ultimately led him to Miami. He was an early merchant and a reliable public servant….