Locke T. Highleyman

MacArthur Causeway in 1959

History of the MacArthur Causeway

By the mid-1910s, some of the leaders of Miami and Miami Beach knew that the time would come when the region would outgrow the Collins Bridge, which was the only viaduct to join the two cities over Biscayne Bay. It…


Anchor Chain Fence in 1930s

Anchor Chain Fence on Brickell Avenue

One of the Southside neighborhood’s most popular tourist attractions was an anchor chain fence along Brickell Avenue and SE Fourteenth Street. This fence caught the attention of sightseers and tourists during its time enveloping the Brickell Avenue corner from 1917…


Aerial of Elser Pier in 1917

Elser Pier in Downtown Miami

Throughout its more than one hundred twenty-year history, Miami has had its share of attractions. In the second decade of the twentieth century, there was no bigger attraction than Elser Pier. It became the reason civic and industry organizations chose…


Chateau Reve and McGraw home in Point View in 1917.

Chateau Reve in Brickell Point View

After dedicating the better part of two years to convert a swampy marsh into land worthy of development, Locke T Highleyman was ready to move forward with building his family home. The lot he chose was located in a prominent…


McGraw and Logan Mansions in Point View in 1920

McGraw Mansion in Point View

The home located to the south of the Fay Mansion was built by Edwin C. McGraw in 1916. His story was like so many of the winter visitors to Miami in the early twentieth century. McGraw built his fortune in…