Articles by Casey Piket

Gate Posts on October 16, 2021

Entrance to Nowhere

On the periphery of the east-west expressway along NW Tenth Avenue stands two old gate posts seemingly to nowhere. They appear to be what they are, relics of an era long forgotten. The gate posts were constructed by pioneer John…


Villa 93 on Palm Island

Villa 93 on Palm Island

The development of Palm Island was emblematic of the excess and opulence of the Roaring 1920s in South Florida. What was nothing more than spoil isles after the dredging of Government Cut in the early 1900s, the real estate developers…


Cottages on Brickell Point on July 8, 1940

Cottages of Brickell Point

The headline in the Miami Metropolis on June 3, 1910, read “An Old Landmark About to Become a Memory” which was referencing the end of the store building on Brickell Point. The structure was constructed by William Brickell and others…


Aerial of Downtown Miami in 1921

Tuttle Avenue in 1921

Miami experienced several significant changes during the year of 1921. On January 1st, the city implemented a new street naming system to provide a more flexible method of structuring its address scheme to account for any future growth in the…


Hotel Miami in 1897

Hotel Miami on Avenue D

In early 1896, Julia Tuttle and her son, Harry, were intent on opening the first hotel in what would become the city of Miami on July 28, 1896. The mother and son duo decided to expand a building that was…