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South Winds Motor Hotel on March 29, 1951

South Winds Hotel on Brickell

The years following the end of World War II brought a lot of change to the Brickell neighborhood. One of the trends that began in the mid-1940s, and continued into the 1950s, was the construction of motor lodge style hotels…


Dade County Courthouse under construction in 1926

Dade County Courthouses

The area that became the City of Miami was host to the county courthouse on several occasions before it became the permanent county seat in 1899. Around the time Florida achieved statehood in 1845, the area along the Miami River…


Looking Southeast from SW 10th Street & South Miami Avenue

Martina Apartments in Brickell

Long before Flatiron Miami was conceived along South Miami Avenue in the Brickell neighborhood, there was the Martina Apartments. When the building was completed in 1922, it was considered one of the largest apartment buildings in South Florida and provided…


Miami Daily News Tower in 1925.

Miami News Freedom Tower

The Miami News/Freedom Tower is one of the area’s most iconic buildings. It is a National Landmark property, the highest status accorded to a historic building or site, and is a stately structure, sheathed in a Spanish Plateresque style, hovering…


Captain Vail Floating Hotel in March of 1896.

Captain Vails Floating Hotel

Captain Edward E. Vail was more than just a Miami pioneer. His experiences on the sea and as an entrepreneur provided him with several lifetimes of fascinating stories. He was considered one of the more interesting raconteurs in early Miami….