Miami’s Pioneer Doctor, James M. Jackson

May 19th, 2015

The office of Dr. James M Jackson. Photo courtesy of  the State Archives of Florida.  A single antiquated home sits on 190 S.E. 12th Terrace in the Brickell area of Miami, nestled among towering skyscrapers. This one-story structure was once the medical office and surgical clinic of Dr. James M Read More...

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...

Historical Women of the The Coconut Grove Woman’s Club

March 24th, 2015

  Until 1894, the Coconut Grove Schoolhouse was the meeting place for the Coconut Grove Housekeepers Club, the oldest federated women’s club in Florida. Photo courtesy of  the Florida State Archives. On February 19, 1891, the first meeting of the Woman's Club of Coconut Grove (originally known as the Housekeeper’s Club) was called to order Read More...

Opa-locka Rising

February 9th, 2015

WLRN reports on a city-wide transformation of Opa-Locka, the subject of our 2013 exhibition at HistoryMiami.  We are excited at the progress and are looking forward to more good news as renewal efforts take hold and grow. [caption id="attachment_2599" align="alignnone" width="542"] Opa-locka's first art and recreation center 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...

The Haunted History of the Biltmore Hotel

October 27th, 2014

  State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables is currently celebrated as an opulent resort. It has persevered through storms, organized crime, bankruptcy, abandonment, and is also rumored to be haunted. The Biltmore Hotel was the brainchild of John Bowman of the Bowman-Biltmore Hotels Corporation, and Coral Gables real estate developer, George Merrick 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...

The Dade County Courthouse: A Beacon of Justice

September 22nd, 2014

  Photo courtesy of the Florida Archives. A beacon of justice, the Dade County Courthouse has had an illustrious past spanning over 80 years. This historical building was the first high-rise built in downtown Miami. It was also Dade County's third courthouse. Standard Oil tycoon Henry Flagler donated the land at 73 West Flagler Street where the second courthouse, built in 1904, once stood Read More...