Biscayne Boulevard

Biscayne Boulevard in 1930s

Miami’s Original Skyline

Learn about the Magic City’s original skyline that was developed along Biscayne Boulevard primarily during the building boom of the 1920s.


Postcard of Flagler Street in 1912

Residential Flagler Street in 1912

Given that Flagler Street is the main thoroughfare through downtown Miami today, it is hard to fathom that it was once lined with beautiful Victorian-style homes occupied by some of the city’s prominent early pioneers. The eastern portion of Flagler,…


Mayflower Restaurant on Biscayne Blvd

Mayflower Restaurant on Biscayne Boulevard

The cover photo reveals a bustling Biscayne Boulevard during the post-World War II era of downtown Miami. The late 1940s and early 1950s represented a time of tremendous growth for South Florida, while the skyline along Biscayne boulevard was lined…


Johnson Apartment Hotel

Johnson Apartments in Downtown Miami

When James Johnson moved his family from Philadelphia to Miami in 1915, he quickly realized that his new city was ripe with opportunity. Miami couldn’t construct apartment buildings and hotels fast enough to keep up with the demand in the…