Proposed Condo Developments Could Transform Little Havana

April 23rd, 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIJEjVcZGvI&feature=youtu.be Little Havana was an abandoned commercial district in the 1950s. A decade later this blue collar neighborhood became home to many exiled Cuban immigrants following the 1959 Cuban revolution. Now, this Hispanic community has become a vibrant commercial district and tourist destination Read More...

Walk This Way: Miami’s Baywalk and the Underline

January 26th, 2015

 Concept for the Bayline project. Miami isn't known as the most pedestrian friendly city, but change may be on the horizon, two new urbanization projects--Baywalk and the Underline-- aim to create public walkways throughout the Magic City, forming a new way to see the city and a friendlier place for pedestrians and cyclists Read More...

Extinct, Refurbished, and Classic Malls of South Florida.

December 18th, 2014

The holidays are fast approaching! Tis’ the season to send festive cards, spend time with loved ones, and make mad dashes to shopping malls. So grab your shopping list as we head over to some of the extinct, refurbished, and classic malls of South Florida.   Photo courtesy of the Florida Archives Miracle Mile Miracle Mile was designed by real estate developer George E Read More...

Buena Vista’s History of High End Design.

December 8th, 2014

  Photo courtesy of LG Realty Group. Miami's diversified art scene has swiftly developed into a creative mecca for emerging artists and art connoisseurs. Over a twenty year period, neighborhoods like the Design District and Wynwood have provided working studios and gallery space for established and emerging artists Read More...

Miami Beach Convention Center to Undergo a Major Overhaul

November 24th, 2014

Photo courtesy of the Miami Beach Convention Center.  Over the past 50 years, the Miami Beach Convention Center has been the epicenter of South Beach. Originally named the “Miami Beach Exhibition Hall,” the center was built in 1957 to accommodate 15,000 people and had doubled in size following its first renovation in 1989 Read More...

Piecing Together The Ancient Spanish Monastery

October 8th, 2014

Courtesy of the State Archives of Florida. Time Magazine called it “the biggest jigsaw puzzle in history.” Saint Bernard de Clairvaux church, now known as the Ancient Spanish Monastery, is the oldest building in the western hemisphere. It was originally built in 1133 AD in Sacramenia, near Segovia in northern Spain and Completed eight years later in 1141 Read More...

All Aboard the Rebirth of Flagler’s Railroad

September 5th, 2014

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iz8pjfyxjDU&feature=youtu.be "It's Coming Down This Week!" read the newspaper headlines in 1963. The City of Miami decided that the downtown Miami Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) station needed to be demolished. Continuing labor strikes had disrupted passenger service for years Read More...

The Vagabond Motel Reopens

August 26th, 2014

  The Vagabond is arguably one of the most conspicuous buildings along Biscayne Boulevard's MiMo district. After being abandoned for over a decade, the 1950's motel located at 7301 Biscayne Boulevard officially reopened on August 18, 2014. This retro motor lodge is an iconic example of Miami Modernist Architecture,also known as MiMo (a term coined by a Miami Beach resident named Randall C Read More...

Sidetracked with Broward County Roadside Attractions

August 13th, 2014

As the summer slowly comes to an end and the Learning from Miami road trip makes its way south, we visit several of the gone but not forgotten roadside tourists attractions throughout Broward. Long before Mickey Mouse and his gang delighted visitors at the Walt Disney World Resort, which opened in October 1971, locals and tourists, both young and old, enjoyed many themed amusement parks off of the highway Read More...

Mar-a-Lago: “Jewel of Palm Beach”

July 23rd, 2014

From St. Augustine down to Palm Beach, the historic summer getaway tour makes a quick rest stop at a one-of-a-kind lavish estate fit for a queen. The 20-acre property was originally the winter home of Majorie Merriweather Post, heiress to the Post cereal empire and prosperous businesswoman. These days, Mar-a-Lago is an exclusive private club at the heart of Palm Beach County, between Lake Worth and the Atlantic Ocean Read More...