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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…


Wynwood Walls

History of Wynwood Miami

The Wynwood is a neighborhood in Miami Florida that has been getting a lot of attention recently for its development into a center for art and interesting restaurants, bars and breweries. However, very few people know the full history of…