Palm Island

Villa 93 on Palm Island

Villa 93 on Palm Island

The development of Palm Island was emblematic of the excess and opulence of the Roaring 1920s in South Florida. What was nothing more than spoil isles after the dredging of Government Cut in the early 1900s, the real estate developers…


Point View in 1920s

Point View Subdivision in Brickell

There was a time when the Brickell neighborhood featured a subdivision so extravagant that locals referred to it as Miami’s Gold Coast. The homes were spacious, beautiful and extravagant. The area was a mix of pioneers who made their riches…


Capone Fishing

Al Capone in Miami – Part 4 of 4

Al Capone sat in county jail from the time of his sentence in October until May of 1932. Capone’s lawyers had been granted a stay to keep the government from moving him to a federal prison until his appeals had…


Mug Shot of Capone's Arrest in Miami in May of 1930.

Al Capone in Miami – Part 3 of 4

For the first time in his life, Capone was serving time in jail. His sentence began in May of 1929 and by the spring of 1930 his jail time was approaching its end. After multiple attempts to appeal his year…


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…