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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…


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…


Chamberlain Apartments next to McAllister Hotel in 1918

Chamberlain Apartments on Flagler Street

Nestled between the McAllister Hotel and the Elks Club at 313 East Flagler Street stood the Chamberlain Apartments from 1916 until 1925. The apartment building was constructed by one of…


Miami City Commission in 1921. Ed Romfh in the middle.

Remembering Miami Pioneer Ed Romfh

Those who took a chance on the fledgling city of Miami in the late 1890s understood that the municipality offered boundless opportunity but required versatility. From prior to incorporation until…


Villa Augusta Postcard

Villa Augusta – Royal Palm Cottage

One of the earliest residential quarters in Miami was a cluster of cottages built by Henry Flagler in 1896 to house Florida East Coast Railway employees during the construction of…