miami history

Aerial of downtown Miami in 1921

Aerial of Flagler Street in 1921

The aerial photo of downtown Miami in 1921 provides a glimpse of what the area looked like on the eve of the great building boom of the mid-1920s. The photo…



Avenue D and Twelfth Street (Miami Avenue & Flagler Street) in 1913

Miami Avenue & Flagler Street in 1913

The photograph features a view at the corner of Avenue D and Twelfth Street in 1913. The photographer stood in the middle of the western side of the intersection facing…


Royal Palm Hotel in 1927

End of Miami’s Royal Palm Hotel

The first twenty years of the Royal Palm Hotel represented a time when the hotel was the center of social activity for the growing City of Miami. It sat in…


Royal Palm Hotel

Opening of Miami’s Royal Palm Hotel

As part of his agreement to accept land from Julia Tuttle and the Brickells in October of 1895, Henry Flagler committed to extending his railway, building a “fine hotel” and…