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Hive Brickell at Nolan House in 2018.

Nolan Mansion on Brickell Avenue

When the Nolans moved into their new mansion in the Spring of 1926, it seemed they were moving to the to the edge of civilization. The land around Brickell Avenue was still mostly piney woods and Fifteenth Road was the…


Johnson Apartment Hotel

Johnson Apartments in Downtown Miami

When James Johnson moved his family from Philadelphia to Miami in 1915, he quickly realized that his new city was ripe with opportunity. Miami couldn’t construct apartment buildings and hotels fast enough to keep up with the demand in the…


Miami Floral Company at Warner family home.

The Warner House

When the Warner family arrived in Miami in 1906, the city’s population was a little more than two thousand people. Over the next five decades, the city earned its nickname by expanding so fast that its growth could only be…


Watson Hotel from Bayfront Park in 1926.

Miami Colonial Hotel

Only a few of the buildings constructed during the great boom of the 1920s remain as part of today’s skyline. In addition to a court house, several office buildings and a theater, the boom provided three iconic hotels along Biscayne…


Halcyon Hall Hotel in 1906

Halcyon Hall Hotel

The Halcyon Hall Hotel was as much of a Miami pioneer as the men who built it and the people who called it home. It was built at a time when Miami was trying to find its identity. It provided…