At first glance, the Miami Circle may seem to be one of the least interesting historical landmarks in downtown Miami. It quite literally consists of a series of holes in the ground, and is surrounded by sodded areas that serve as the main dog run for downtown Miami. It’s not readily visible to drivers on … Read moreTrying to Make Sense of the Miami Circle
One of the words that confounds spell checks for all Miami residents is Brickell — the name of Brickell Avenue, the portion of US1 that runs through the core financial district of the city and the namesake of the Brickell neighborhood in Miami. Unlike Julia Tuttle, the Miami founder whose name largely disappeared, William and … Read moreWho or what is a Brickell?
No Miami blog is complete without plenty of photos of Art Deco architecture, right? Our continuing exploration of Miami history naturally brought us to the Miami Beach Architectural District, a/k/a the Miami Art Deco District. This federally designated historic district includes 960 (!) contributing structures in South Beach, the southern portion of the barrier island … Read moreMiami Beach Art Deco District
Miami has the distinction of being one of the only major cities founded by a woman. No doubt this is due in part to the fact that the city is relatively young, but it’s still a pretty big accomplishment for a woman in the 19th century United States. So without further ado, let me introduce … Read moreMiami Has a Mother!