Articles by Casey Piket

Orange Bowl Game on January 2, 1950

Orange Bowl Stadium (1948 – 1957)

The first decade of the Roddy Burdine Orange Bowl stadium was a time of constant change and reconfiguration. The next ten years were no different. A reconfiguration of the official name, a consideration for an entirely new name, and several…


Roddey Burdine Stadium in September of 1937

Orange Bowl Stadium (1937 – 1947)

Miami’s Orange Bowl stadium was the most revered sports venue in the City of Miami for more than 70 years. The inception of the stadium and the signature New Year’s Day game that was played in that stadium was inspired…


Aerial of NE Third Street in 1969

Realty Board Building in Downtown Miami

By 1924, Miami’s downtown skyline was developing rapidly along the Biscayne Boulevard corridor, and within the Central Business District centered around Flagler Street. Many of these skyscrapers of the day would be characterized as mid-rise commercial, residential or hotel buildings…


Autogiro in Bayfront Park on January 11, 1931

Autogiro Takes Flight in Miami (1931)

South Florida has been at the center of aeronautical events since the dawn of aviation. Pan American and Eastern airlines were two of the largest airline carriers and were based in Miami. There was even a time when Miami was…


Painting by artist Ken Hughes depicting arrival of first train on April 13, 1896

First Trains Arrive in Miami in April of 1896

In many ways, the City of Miami got its start with the completion of the FEC Railway extension in 1896. While there were some very important people and events that triggered the extension, it was the completion of the railway…