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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/HM29QN_george-allen-avenue_Coral-Gables-FL.html
George Allen, a native of the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas, moved to South Florida in 1928 seeking a more productive life style for his family. Allen became employed by George Merrick, the founder of Coral Gables. and rose quickly through th…
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/HM1WEE_arch-creek-bridge-historical_North-Miami-FL.html
The natural limestone that once spanned the Arch Creek served as a crossing place for prehistoric Tequesta Indians, Seminole War soldiers and early pioneers. It was a natural wonder of great beauty and a scenic gathering place from which eventuall…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1VYA_george-edgar-merrick-historical_Coral-Gables-FL.html
Dreamer, writer, poet, philosopher, lover of the beautiful - he made his dream become a reality in the creation of Coral Gables, City Beautiful. Dade County commissioner from 1914 to 1916. He advocated and promoted good highways and transportat…
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