downtown miami

Downtown Miami History Walking Tour

It was Miami’s first upscale residential section of town. Located on an avenue that spans only two-blocks, it was given the nickname ‘Short Street’. It was originally called Avenue A, but with revised street naming system in 1920, it became…

Watson Building in 2016.

Watson Building in Downtown Miami

John W. Watson was a business and political pioneer to Miami. Watson’s thirst for knowledge and exploration led him to Florida. That same adventurous spirit ultimately led him to Miami. He was an early merchant and a reliable public servant….

Miami Bank & Trust Building in 1925.

History of the Langford Building

Downtown Miami’s Langford Building (circa 1926) has been renovated and will officially re-open as the Langford Hotel the week of March 28th, 2016. The opening of the hotel will mark a new chapter for a building that has been part…

Flagler Street

Town Hall Meeting – Flagler Streetscape Beautification Project

Join us for a Town Hall Meeting on the Flagler Street Beautification Project. Learn the historical significance of Flagler Street, view graphic renderings and physical hardscape mockups, and study the phasing map – detailing project phases with an anticipated construction schedule.

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The Capitol Theatre, Wometco and WTVJ

When Mitchell Wolfson and Sidney Meyer formed the Wolfson-Meyer Theatre Company in 1925, they set their sights on building a state of the art theater in downtown Miami. The location they selected was on one of Miami’s most important streets….