George Merrick speaking at the Cornerstone Dedication.

University of Miami Cornerstone Dedication in 1926

More than seven thousand people converged on the site selected for the University of Miami in Coral Gables to witness the cornerstone laying ceremony on Thursday, February 4, 1926. The pomp and circumstance surrounding this event represented a seminal moment…

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Seminole Hotel (left) on Flagler Street in Early 1930s

Shootout at the Seminole Hotel in 1933

On a Saturday afternoon on November 18, 1933, Chief Detective L.O. Scarboro assigned Detectives Robert L. Jester and his partner, Roy A. Hancock, to the Postal Telegraph Company at 45 East Flagler based on a tip that two men wanted…

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Gautier Funeral Home in 1925

Gautier Funeral Home in 1925

The Gautier Funeral Home opened on March 16, 1925, by Robert Allen Gautier, and his mother, Mary Louise at 514 West Flagler Street in the Riverside neighborhood of Miami. The family business also included John Gautier, who was Robert’s younger…

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