People

Inside of Ye Wee Tappie Tavern in 1913

Ye Wee Tappie Tavern & William Ogden

Sometimes a good idea comes at a bad time. William Ogden felt he had the right idea in the right place. However, timing was not on his side. Ogden was a man who enjoyed life and generally did so with a…


Perricones Entrance

Gut Feeling Leads Perricone to Brickell

Some of the best decisions in life are made with a gut feeling. There are those who are lucky enough to trust their gut for a lifetime of good decisions. Steve Perricone is one of those people. From the time…


Villa Regina in 1940s

Brickell’s Millionaire Row – Villa Regina

In the first half of the twentieth century, part of Brickell Avenue was referred to as Millionaire’s Row. There were many prominent families who made their home in this part of the avenue. While James Deering’s Vizcaya and William Jennings…


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…


John Collins

An Unlikely Partnership – Fisher Meets Collins

Although Carl Fisher told his wife, Jane, it was his intention to retire when they bought their home on Brickell Avenue, his retirement wasn’t meant to be. Within a few weeks after the Fisher’s chance encounter with John Collins on…