History

Did you know… About a Miami man’s role in sunscreen history?

Did you know that one of the most popular suntan lotion brands was created by a Miami Beach pharmacist? We’ve got the story.

/ July 1, 2019


Georgette’s Tea Room: A historic meeting place for Miami’s Black arts community

Georgette’s Tea Room as seen in the 1990 historic designation report (📸: Historic Preservation Board) WHAT IT IS: Georgette’s Tea Room opened in 1940 as a guest house and meeting spot for Black entertainers and community activists. Georgette Scott Campbell opened the tea room after her brief stint in Harlem, where she opened up a […]

/ June 20, 2019


Remember when … the Deauville was a glittering Miami Beach resort?

The Deauville Resort was once a landmark destination for celebrities, tourists, and locals. but in recent years it’s become abandoned and fallen into disrepair.

/ June 17, 2019


Meet the Gondola Building in Coral Gables

The Gondola Building represents the height of Florida architecture during the Coral Gables boom era. (📸: City of Coral Gables) WHAT IT IS: Still standing 94 years later, the Biltmore’s Gondola Building in Coral Gables is an original facet from the hotel company’s hotel structure from the 1920’s. The beloved building and its accompanying hotel […]

/ May 20, 2019


Anderson’s Corner: Built in the early 1900s and still standing

Built in the early 1900s, Anderson’s Corner is still standing. (📸: Ebyabe) WHAT IT IS: Standing at the corner SW 157 Ave and SW 232nd Street for over a hundred years, Anderson’s Corner has seen it all. The wood-frame structure, built by William “Popp” Anderson in the early 1900s, was just named to Dade Heritage […]

/ May 16, 2019


It started with a train wreck: Here’s the story behind the Miami Showmen’s Association Rest

Many of SoFlo’s former circus and carnival performers are buried in one spot near North Miami Beach, the Miami Showmen’s Association Rest.

/ May 8, 2019


How did Miami’s Little Havana become the home for Cuban immigrants? We took a look at the history

A reader asked us how Little Havana became an anchor for Miami’s Cuban immigrant population, so we took a closer look.

/ April 25, 2019


The Gold Coast Railroad Museum is Miami’s Hidden Treasure

THE MUSEUM: Cully Waggoner has coined the term “train-scendental meditation.” He’s the chief of training at the Gold Coast Railroad Museum and can teach you how to drive a train. The Gold Coast Railroad Museum, established in 1957, is a hidden treasure in Miami. It’s home to more than 40 historic railcars, including the “Ferdinand Magellan” Presidential […]

/ March 27, 2019


This historic house is paying tribute to one of Miami’s black pioneers

D.A. Dorsey is a familiar name to many in Miami and now his historic home is revealing even more about his life.

/ February 19, 2019


Which black Miami pioneers helped shape Liberty City? Here are some names to know

We dug into Miami’s history to find a list of black leaders that helped shape Liberty City’s history.

/ February 15, 2019