Place

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 the city. An earlier article entitled “Flagler’s Royal Palm Cottages…


Converse Building in 2020

Converse Building in Downtown Miami

On the northeast corner of SE First Avenue and SE First Street sits a relic of Miami’s building boom of the 1920s. The Converse building was conceived and constructed in the mid-1920s, and it provides a window into the transition…


Inside of Majestic Saloon in 1904

Majestic Saloon in Downtown Miami

When Julia Tuttle and the Brickells granted land to Henry Flagler in 1895 in exchange for him extending his railroad to, and building a world-class hotel along, the banks of the Miami River, they made a specific request. The stipulation…


Rendering of Romfh Residence

Bay View on Twenty Fifth Road

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus once said that “the only constant is change”. When it comes to real estate in Miami, this expression can be extended to “the only constant is change with up zoning”. This is particularly true of property…


Aerial of Fort Dallas in 1894

Miami in 1893 – Part 1 of 2

Pre-incorporation Miami, that is the period prior to 1896, was a subtropical Eden with its clear streams and dense foliage, its billowing clouds, and stunning light, its sounds of birds and other wildlife in an untrammeled wilderness. Our information on…