miami history

Avenue D and Twelfth Street (Miami Avenue & Flagler Street) in 1913

Miami Avenue & Flagler Street in 1913

The photograph features a view at the corner of Avenue D and Twelfth Street in 1913. The photographer stood in the middle of the western side of the intersection facing east. If the street names don’t sound familiar, it is…


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…


Sewell Park from the Miami River

Grove Park Walk Tour with Dr. Paul George

Explore Sewell Park, an oasis on the Miami River named after a mayor of Miami, with Dr. Paul George, and then amble over to Grove Park, a riverside neighborhood of beautiful historic homes, which was cut in two by the construction of I-95. Advanced reservations and payment required.


Dade County Voted Dry in 1913

On a rainy October day in 1913, the ongoing battle between those who supported the sale and consumption of alcohol, and those who opposed it, was decided by Dade County voters. While voter participation was modest and the margin of…