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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…


Carl Fisher

Carl Fisher Discovers Miami Beach

While the thin barrier peninsula that would later become the City of Miami Beach was discovered long before Carl Fisher arrived in South Florida, Fisher’s personal discovery of the peninsula was courtesy of serendipity and then the formation of an…


Sinatra at FountainBleau in 1968

Frank Sinatra in Miami Beach

During the centennial celebration of Frank Sinatra, his career and life will be celebrated worldwide. Frank was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, on December 12th, 1915, and lived in many different places during his 83 years of life. He passed…