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Ocean Ranch Hotel Pool in 1960s

Ocean Ranch Hotel Pool in 1960s
Cover: Ocean Ranch Hotel pool in 1960s The featured photo is a post card of the Ocean Ranch Hotel pool in the 1960s. The pool was part of an annex...

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Aerial View from Miami Daily News Tower in 1930

Aerial View from Miami Daily News Tower in 1930
Cover: Looking North from Miami Daily News Tower in 1930 The featured photo was taken by Richard B. Hoit on August 1, 1930. Hoit’s collection of photographs featured a lot...

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Edna Rickmers Home Prior to First Presbyterian

Edna Rickmers Home Prior to First Presbyterian
Cover: Home of Edna Rickmers in mid-1940s Prior to the First Presbyterian Church, the lot at 609 Brickell Avenue was the location of the home for Edna Rickmers. First Presbyterian...

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Demolition of Brickell Mansion in 1958

Demolition of Brickell Mansion in 1958
Brickell Mansion demolished in 1958 On Wednesday, February 26, 1958, one of the many iconic mansions in the Brickell neighborhood was demolished to make room for a $70,000 commercial office...

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First Poured Concrete Home in Miami

First Poured Concrete Home in Miami
Cover: Waddell home in 1915 The first poured concrete home in the City of Miami was located at the southwest corner of NE Second Street and NE Third Avenue. The...

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George Merrick’s Office on Flagler Street

George Merrick’s Office on Flagler Street
Cover: Merrick Building at 158 Flagler Street in 1921 At the time that George Merrick was assembling his team to carry out his vision for Coral Gables, he made an...

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Miami Museum Projects Making Progress

Miami Museum Projects Making Progress
1000 Museum Condos on April 24th, 2016 Despite setbacks for both the Frost Science Museum and the 1000 Museum Condominiums, the projects continue to make progress. The Frost Science Museum’s...

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First Passenger Train Arrives in Miami

First Passenger Train Arrives in Miami
FEC Locomotive #12 to Miami on April 22, 1896 On April 22, 1896, the first passenger train reached Miami. Although there were prior trains with passengers, the arrival of FEC...

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Jackson Home & Office Being Moved in 1916

Jackson Home & Office Being Moved in 1916
Figure 1: Dr. Jackson office and home on Twelfth Street on August 16th, 1916. Courtesy of Dade Heritage Trust. By the mid-1910s, downtown Miami was becoming too hectic for Dr....

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Easter Parade on Flagler Street

Easter Parade on Flagler Street
Easter Parade on Flagler Street Happy Easter!! The photograph depicts an Easter Sunday Parade on Flagler Street in downtown Miami. Although the exact year is not known, it is estimated...

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Mystery of the Miami Circle

Mystery of the Miami Circle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7Vf8ECRoBE This BBC documentary provides the story of the discovery of the Miami Circle. The documentary was posted on YouTube and provides the perspective of all parties involved with the...

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Al Capone’s Miami, Paradise or Purgatory?

Al Capone’s Miami, Paradise or Purgatory?
Al Capone's Miami December 25, 2015 A new book on Al Capone’s time in Miami is available by author Sally J. Ling. Sally has written on a variety of topics...

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Photographs of Miami Beach by Andy Sweet (1970s)

Photographs of Miami Beach by Andy Sweet (1970s)
Andy Sweet December 19th, 2015 Andy Sweet was a Miami Beach native resident who had a gift for photography. He chose his hometown as his subject and captured Miami Beach...

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Miami Beach Fabulous 50s Documentary

Miami Beach Fabulous 50s Documentary
December 11th, 2015 Great documentary of life in Miami Beach during the 1950s. The Beach was a very different place during the 1950s and there are so many people with...

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1950 US Senate Florida Election – Smathers v Pepper

1950 US Senate Florida Election – Smathers v Pepper
George Smathers casting vote in 1950 November 14th, 2015 In the middle of the Twentieth Century, it was believed that election to a US Senate seat was virtually a guaranteed...

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Gesu Catholic School in Downtown Miami

Gesu Catholic School in Downtown Miami
Gesu Catholic School This month’s Picture Story in the Biscayne Times features Gesu Catholic Church. Historian Paul George has researched and written extensively on the church. George’s article provides a...

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Cuban Missile Crisis in October of 1962

Cuban Missile Crisis in October of 1962
Miami News Headline on October 23rd, 1962 October 14th, 2015 October 14th, 1962 began a 13 day conflict that was known as the Cuban Missile Crisis. It was a stand-off...

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Booklet of 1926 Hurricane in South Florida

Booklet of 1926 Hurricane in South Florida
1926 Hurricane Booklet September 19th, 2015 Beginning on September 17th and continuing on September 18th, 1926, South Florida suffered one of the most devastating storms in the region’s history. The...

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Purvis Young – Miami’s Original Street Artist

Purvis Young – Miami’s Original Street Artist
Purvis Young at work October 23rd, 2015 Purvis Young was using the streets of Miami as his own personal canvas long before Wynwood officially sanctioned and commissioned street artists. Young...

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Overtown and Good Bread Alley

Overtown and Good Bread Alley
A short video on You Tube reflecting on the early days of Overtown when it was once called "Colored Town". Residents of Overtown shared their memories and the stories of...

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The Way We Worked in Miami – Pinecrest Gardens

The Way We Worked in Miami – Pinecrest Gardens
Lecture given by Dr. Paul George at Pinecrest Gardens discussing 100 years of Miami History and "The Way We Worked" in Miami through the years. The lecture was on Saturday,...

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