Point View

Simpson Park along Fifteenth Road in 1935

Walking Tour: Brickell Bay Drive to Simpson Park

This walking tour will show and describe one of the Brickell Avenue neighborhood’s upscale subdivisions. When the area south of the Miami River was called “Southside”, the Point View subdivision was the place for the wealthy to purchase their winter homes. Hear the stories and learn about the families the made Point View their home.


Anchor Chain Fence in 1930s

Anchor Chain Fence on Brickell Avenue

One of the Southside neighborhood’s most popular tourist attractions was an anchor chain fence along Brickell Avenue and SE Fourteenth Street. This fence caught the attention of sightseers and tourists during its time enveloping the Brickell Avenue corner from 1917…


McGraw and Logan Mansions in Point View in 1920

McGraw Mansion in Point View

The home located to the south of the Fay Mansion was built by Edwin C. McGraw in 1916. His story was like so many of the winter visitors to Miami in the early twentieth century. McGraw built his fortune in…


Fay home in 1916

Fay Mansion in Point View Brickell

Aubert J Fay was a self-made millionaire who earned his fortune by manufacturing and distributing a very popular cough suppressant. He worked his way from humble beginnings to president and treasurer of an organization that produced a product that is…


Point View in 1920s

Point View Subdivision in Brickell

There was a time when the Brickell neighborhood featured a subdivision so extravagant that locals referred to it as Miami’s Gold Coast. The homes were spacious, beautiful and extravagant. The area was a mix of pioneers who made their riches…