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Row of Royal Palm Cottages in downtown Miami

Flagler’s Royal Palm Cottages in Downtown Miami

While the Royal Palm Hotel was being constructed in downtown Miami in the summer of 1896, Henry Flagler made a visit to Miami to inspect the progress of his grand hotel. During this visit, he noticed that his workers were…


Palm Court at 1597 Brickell Avenue

Brickell’s Millionaire Row – Palm Court

William W Wheeler was a self-made man from St. Joseph, Missouri. He represented the possibilities of the Gilded Age. Rising from very humble beginnings, Wheeler worked his way from bookkeeper to president of what was considered the largest mercantile company…


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…


Miami Bank & Trust Building in 1925.

History of the Langford Building

Downtown Miami’s Langford Building (circa 1926) has been renovated and will officially re-open as the Langford Hotel the week of March 28th, 2016. The opening of the hotel will mark a new chapter for a building that has been part…


Royal Palm Hotel in either late 1928 or 1929

End of Miami’s Royal Palm Hotel

The first twenty years of the Royal Palm Hotel represented a time when the hotel was the center of social activity for the growing City of Miami. It sat in one of the most desirable locations in the city. It…