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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29R5_historical-marker-2-dance-pavilion_Miami-FL.html
A 1918 map located a "Negro Dance Pavilion" on Virginia Key. When Virginia Key Beach Park opened in 1945, a concrete dance floor was included on this site. Beach visitors danced the Lindy Hop, Foxtrot, Twist, Monkey, Mash Potato, Robot, and Hustle…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29QT_port-of-miami_Miami-FL.html
Miami's waterfront location has played a critical role in its history. In 1895, landowners Julia Tuttle and William and Mary Brickell persuaded Henry Flagler to extend his Florida East Coast Railroad south and build a port city. Flagler's first pa…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29QO_miami-stadium_Miami-FL.html
Side 1 On its opening night, August 31, 1949, Major League Baseball Commissioner Albert Benjamin "Happy" Chandler declared, "I know of no more beautiful ballpark anywhere than this new Miami Stadium." From its iconic neon faƧ…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29Q8_office-of-dr-james-jackson-miamis-first-physician_Miami-FL.html
Dr. James M. Jackson moved with his wife Edith to Miami in 1896 and became the city's first resident physician. In 1899 they built a home on land purchased from the "Mother of Miami," Julia Tuttle. Dr. Jackson built this one-story frame …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29PY_nw-36th-street-bridge_Miami-FL.html
A rare example of a Hanover Skew bridge once crossed the Miami Canal at this location. The bridge, completed in 1952, was built to carry increasing automobile traffic to and from Miami International Airport, southwest of this location. In the earl…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29PW_historical-marker-1-the-concession-stand_Miami-FL.html
When Virginia Beach Park officially opened to the public in 1945, a prefabricated "snack bar" was among the site's first amenities. A 1947 hurricane destroyed it. In 1951, this permanent concession stand was constructed. For decades, park and beac…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM29OK_churches_Miami-FL.html
(side 1) Originally African American residents of Coconut Grove attended integrated religious services at Union Chapel, now known as Plymouth Congregational Church. The African Americans, who were used to a more spirited religious experience, fou…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1NX1_gesu-catholic-church_Miami-FL.html
Founded in 1896 is officially listed on The National Register Of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1NWZ_dade-county_Miami-FL.html
Born 1793 in Virginia. Joined 12th U.S. Infantry in 1813; Served with it thru War of 1812; In 4th Regiment rest of his life. Promoted from 3rd Lieut. to Major, Commanded garrison at Key West. In Seminole War was sent with 117 men to aid Gen. Clinc…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1NWY_great-miami-hurricane-of-1926_Miami-FL.html
On Sept. 18, 1926, the Great Miami Hurricane swept across South Florida with estimated winds of 131-155 mph. The storm killed more than 370 people, made more than 25,000 people homeless, and caused millions of dollars in damage. In the early 20th …
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