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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…


Wagner Home in Lummus Park

Gesu Church in Miami – Part 1 of 2

The oldest institution in the greater Miami area centers on religion, specifically the Roman Catholic faith, which traces its beginnings here to a Spanish Jesuit mission on the Miami River…


Captain Vail's Floating Hotel in 1896

Captain Vails Floating Hotel

Captain Edward E. Vail was more than just a Miami pioneer. His experiences on the sea and as an entrepreneur provided him with several lifetimes of fascinating stories. He was…