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Front of Comfort Lodge in 1930s.

Comfort Lodge on Brickell Avenue

Through the looking glass of Miami’s Millionaire Row stood an array of mansions occupied by the wealthy families that once called Brickell Avenue home. Some of them created their wealth in the growing City of Miami after incorporation, and others…


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…


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…


Royal Palm Hotel

Opening of Miami’s Royal Palm Hotel

As part of his agreement to accept land from Julia Tuttle and the Brickells in October of 1895, Henry Flagler committed to extending his railway, building a “fine hotel” and laying out the infrastructure of an area along Biscayne Bay…


Miami’s First Luxury Hotel

Miami Hotel – Flagler’s Promise to Julia Tuttle The Royal Palm Hotel was more than just another of Flagler’s grand hotels that dotted the east coast of Florida. Prior to the Florida East Coast Railway extending the railroad down to…