Hampton House: Hip, Historic and Coming Back

May 23rd, 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWQMZGL7Rms Dr. Martin Luther King stayed at Hampton House. He held press conferences there (the Wolfson Archives has film of them). He swam in the pool. On the night in 1964 when Muhammad Ali won the heavyweight title from Sonny Liston, Ali, Malcolm X and NFL running back Jim Brown all stayed at the Hampton House Read More...

Video: MiMotels on Beautiful Biscayne Boulevard

April 30th, 2013

http://youtu.be/fU-6mwVI_ss Tourism is the mainstay of South Florida's economy, and that was as true half a century ago as it is now. In 1963, when WTVJ aired this footage of motels and motel rate signs on Biscayne Boulevard, "tourist season" still meant something: Miami was not yet the year-round snowbird destination we know today Read More...