miami history

Dade County Sheriff and men approaching 93 Palm Avenue in 1930.

Al Capone in Miami – Part 2 of 4

The first full year in South Florida was both hectic and rewarding for Al Capone. While he continued to conduct business in Chicago, Capone was beginning to set roots in Miami. This idea made many of the prominent South Floridians…


Miami News Headline featuring Al Capone

Al Capone in Miami – Part 1 of 4

The legacy of Al Capone holds many labels including: bootlegger, gambler, mob boss and murderer. His legacy also includes a fascinating and turbulent time in South Florida. There are many stories and urban legends that have had Capone everywhere during his…


Waddell Bldg

Miami Pioneer EA Waddell and the Waddell Building

When the City of Miami enacted the Chaille plan to rename the streets of Miami in 1920, Flagler Street and Miami Avenue became the center of downtown Miami. Just north of this intersection is a block that was heavily influenced by one…


Roseqnuist Bakery in Miami Florida

Early 1920s Photo of Tobacco Road Miami

Before Tobacco Road was a Miami watering hole, it was a bakery. Not just any bakery, but a bakery that was a front for a speakeasy and gambling den. From the time that the first building and business appeared at…