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Comb's Resident Style Funeral Home

Miami’s Pioneer Funeral Home

William Ewart Gladstone reportedly once said “show me the manner in which a nation or a community cares for its dead. I will measure exactly the sympathies of its people, their respect for the laws of the land, and their…


Waddell Bldg

Miami Pioneer EA Waddell and the Waddell Building

When the City of Miami enacted the Chaille plan to rename the streets of Miami in 1920, Flagler Street and Miami Avenue became the center of downtown Miami. Just north of this intersection is a block that was heavily influenced by one…


Allison Hospital in 1926

Allison Island and St. Francis Hospital

Following the closing of The Aquarium in April of 1923, James Allison still had plenty to keep him busy. While technically retired, Allison still operated Allison Engineering and ran the Indianapolis 500. He traveled frequently between Miami Beach and Indianapolis….


The Aquarium in 1921

The Aquarium – An Early Miami Beach Tourist Attraction

On March 26th in 2015, Miami Beach will be celebrating its centennial. During the celebration of 100 years since incorporation, Carl Fisher will be celebrated as the visionary and builder of early Miami Beach. While Fisher was not alone in…


Roseqnuist Bakery in Miami Florida

Early 1920s Photo of Tobacco Road Miami

Before Tobacco Road was a Miami watering hole, it was a bakery. Not just any bakery, but a bakery that was a front for a speakeasy and gambling den. From the time that the first building and business appeared at…