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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…


Turtle at Sufside Town Hall

History of the Town of Surfside – Part 2 of 2

In our first article on the history of the Town of Surfside, we examined its early decades as a municipality while noting that its contemporary story deviates sharply from those earlier times. While no available data exists for the number…


Surf Club in 1931

History of the Town of Surfside – Part 1 of 2

For Greater Miami and other parts of Florida, the stock market crash of October 1929 only deepened an economic downturn that followed the collapse of the real estate boom of the mid-1920s.  Those economic conditions, however, did not deter the…


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…


Anchor Chain Fence in 1930s

Anchor Chain Fence on Brickell Avenue

One of the Southside neighborhood’s most popular tourist attractions was an anchor chain fence along Brickell Avenue and SE Fourteenth Street. This fence caught the attention of sightseers and tourists during its time enveloping the Brickell Avenue corner from 1917…