Place

La Casa Reposada in 1955.

La Casa Reposada

On the west side of historic South Miami Avenue was a large vacant lot that many locals found very intriguing. The property was part of the Holleman Park subdivision of the Brickell neighborhood. The address was 2100 South Miami Avenue…


Security Building on NE First Avenue

Security Building in Downtown Miami

Since its opening, the Security Building has seen more than its share of change. While the building’s name and tenants have turned over often through the years, its architecture and history remind us of a special time in Miami’s past….


Chateau Reve and McGraw home in Point View in 1917.

Chateau Reve in Brickell Point View

After dedicating the better part of two years to convert a swampy marsh into land worthy of development, Locke T Highleyman was ready to move forward with building his family home. The lot he chose was located in a prominent…


McGraw and Logan Mansions in Point View in 1920

McGraw Mansion in Point View

The home located to the south of the Fay Mansion was built by Edwin C. McGraw in 1916. His story was like so many of the winter visitors to Miami in the early twentieth century. McGraw built his fortune in…


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…