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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,…


Welcome Arch Entrance in 1911

The Miami Welcome Arch in 1911

It has often been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. There are times when key details of a picture are missing and it generates a thousand questions. The featured photograph in this article generated one question for…


Point View Homes

DHT Brickell Tour South Photos

Dade Heritage Trust has begun a series of Brickell neighborhood walking tours to bring awareness to a neighborhood that has changed dramatically in the last couple of decades. The area once known as South Miami or Southside, was the home…


Exterior of Jungle Inn in 1921

Miami Beach’s First Speakeasy Raided in 1921

In February of 1921, Miami Beach was incorporated as a city for less than four years. Following the incorporation of Miami Beach as a town in March of 1915, the citizens of the Town of Miami Beach formally became the…


Elvis performs at historic Olympia Theater

Elvis Performs at Olympia Theater in 1956

If he were still alive today, Elvis Presley would have turned 81 years of age on January 8th, 2016. While everyone is familiar with the story of Elvis’ ascent to the King of Rock and Roll, not many are aware…