Lemon City

Dupuis Medical Office and Lemon City Drug Store building on February 17, 1958

Dr. John DuPuis and the Lemon City Drug Store

When the Florida East Coast Railway pulled into the Lemon City depot at 11pm on October 29, 1898, a 23-year-old aspiring physician disembarked to begin a transformative journey in a sparsely populated area just five miles north of downtown Miami….

Lake Worth in 1880s

Before the Railroad: The Southeast Florida Frontier

Greater Miami is young, as developed entities goes. While the county stretches back to 1836, the city of Miami, its flagship municipality, traces its corporate existence only to 1896.  Further, the county’s population in 1890 was less than 900, despite…