Repurposed Historical Buildings of South Florida

April 15th, 2021

"Adaptive reuse" or "adaptive re-use" architecture is the repurposing of buildings that have outlasted their original intended use or functions while retaining their original design elements. An increasing number of historic buildings in South Florida have applied adaptive reuse to their structures Read More...

The Stranahan House

March 16th, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tFhsim-lJc On this edition of Learning from Miami we journey along the New River in Fort Lauderdale to the home of Frank and Ivy Stranahan, the founders of Fort Lauderdale. In January 1893, 27-year-old Frank Stranahan left his native Ohio and moved to what would be the future city of Fort Lauderdale along the New River Read More...

Audubon House and Tropical Gardens.

February 17th, 2021

[caption id="attachment_4146" align="aligncenter" width="300"] 1948 photograph of the Audubon House. Photo Courtesy: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory.[/caption] On this edition of Learning from Miami we travel to Key West to explore the history of the Audubon House and Tropical Gardens. John James Audubon, the famous American artist and ornithologist, set out to create the most detailed pictorial record of all the bird species in North America Read More...

Española Way

January 22nd, 2021

[caption id="attachment_4130" align="aligncenter" width="300"] View looking west along Española Way in Miami Beach. Photo Courtesy: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory.[/caption] There is more to South Beach than art deco. One of SoBe’s best kept architectural secrets is a Mediterranean Revival thoroughfare nestled between Washington and Pennsylvania Avenue Read More...

Ca’ d’Zan

October 21st, 2020

1965, Aerial view looking east over the Ringling Art Museum in Sarasota, Florida. Photo Courtesy: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. On this edition of Learning from Miami, we visit Sarasota, Florida and explore Ca’ d’Zan, the palatial former home of American circus mogul and art collector John Ringling Read More...

Soaring with Dinner Key Seaplanes

August 17th, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16TdPrAXFDE&feature=youtu.be The sky’s the limit in this edition of Learning from Miami, as we embark on an aviation adventure to Dinner Key. Dinner Key is a human-made parcel of land located in Coconut Grove created in 1917 by the United States Navy Read More...

Life’s a Beach at Haulover Park

July 15th, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpLXRusV8PU&feature=youtu.be Summer is here, so let’s hit the beach. Learning from Miami invites you to kick off your shoes and enjoy a historical beach day at Haulover Park. Baker’s Haulover Cut was named after a local sponge fisherman in the late 1800’s named Philip Edward Baker Read More...

Matheson Hammock, Dade County’s First Public Park

July 1st, 2020

Parks provide relaxation and enjoyment of nature. They are a place for organized sports, play, for civic ceremonies and cultural events, and for education. On this edition of Learning from Miami, we invite you outdoors to explore the origins of Dade County’s first public park. American industrialist William J Read More...

Virginia Key, Miami’s First Black Beach.

June 15th, 2020

The civil rights movement in Miami echoes with both conflict and victory. In Miami, social clashes between races triggered civil unrest and racial tension. Learning from Miami invites you to uncover the history of Virginia Key, the first black beach in Miami. During the real estate boom in the 1920s, many people moved to the city of Miami Read More...

Cruising to the Drive-In

June 2nd, 2020

https://youtu.be/L3KfMGKNaN0   A nostalgic way to watch movies has been making a comeback in recent months. Drive-in movie theaters are popping up across the nation. Learning from Miami invites you to cruise down memory lane while we take a trip through the history of the drive-in movie. Auto-parts sales manager and cinephile Richard Hollingshead created the drive-in theater in the early 1930s by using his own driveway in Camden, New Jersey, to test out his new cinematic concept Read More...