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Residences on Avenue B in 1903

Residences on Avenue B in Downtown Miami

The downtown Miami of yesteryear was just as likely to feature blocks of residential single-family homes as it was commercial structures. A good example of a prominent residential section in…


1017 Brickell Avenue on May 12, 1936

Bungalows on Brickell Avenue

It was not long ago that Brickell Avenue was lined with beautiful single-family homes, each designed with a contemporary architectural style. During this era, the avenue was primarily a tranquil,…


YMCA Building in 1920 from McAllister Hotel

YMCA in Downtown Miami (1918 – 1978)

Sixty years is a good run for a building in Miami. Many of the city’s early twentieth century structures had a far shorter lifespan. When the YMCA building at 40…


Former William Brickell III residence at 631 Brickell Avenue in 1950s

William Brickell III Residence in 1958

By the mid-1950s, a lot of the fine residences lining Brickell Avenue had begun to disappear in the name of progress. The neighborhood was evolving from single family residences to…


Lady Lou Sightseeing Boat and Cardale Tower in 1910

The Miami River Upstream (1896 – 1915)

It is hard to imagine a time when today’s NW 27th Avenue was once considered the edge of the Everglades. The original tributaries of the Miami River once included a…