Roper Building on October 19, 1950

Roper Building in Downtown Miami

A caption found in the Miami Daily News on October 18, 1949, announced that the First Presbyterian Church in downtown would be razed that week. It suggested that citizens can get one last look at the historic church before it…



Future location of Olympia Theater in 1904.

Olympia Theater Property in 1904

The center of the photograph features the intersection of SE Second Avenue and Flagler Street in 1904. At the time the picture was taken, the corner was referred to as Avenue B and Twelfth Street. The name of the street…


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Miami Tribune Building at 55 NW First Street in 1924

Miami Tribune Building in 1924

When the Miami Tribune published its first issue on July 1, 1924, the city it covered was approaching the peak of the building boom of the 1920s. Publishing real estate advertisements was every bit as profitable as transacting the property…