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Archives: Neighborhoods

Grove Park

Miami’s Picturesque Grove Park: The Million Dollar Subdivision By Paul S. George The City of Miami’s development proceeded in different directions as this sub-tropical Eden saw large swaths of hammock and piney woods areas yield to new residential subdivisions following its incorporation in 1896. The area along the Miami River represented a particularly picturesque portion …

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Downtown Miami

By Paul S. George Downtown Miami marks the birthplace of the City of Miami, one of America’s most beguiling cities. The quarter also represents the most important sector in the county in terms of its history, architecture and archaeology. Downtown’s borders are fluid on its northern flank, ranging as far north as N.W./N.E. 11th Street, …

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Coconut Grove

By Paul S. George The province of Tequesta Indians until recent centuries, Coconut Grove was, by the early 19th century, a favorite stop for mariners attracted to its bubbling fresh water springs along a broad waterfront. Early residents in the area were few, but one, Dr. Horace Porter, established a U.S. Post Office in 1873, …

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Buena Vista

By Paul S. George Buena Vista was an early homesteading community founded on the shores of Biscayne Bay in the late nineteenth century. Even earlier, this area was part of the homesteads of William H. Gleason, the notorious political boss of Dade County, and E. L. White. Its informal boundaries stretched, over time, from the …

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Bayside

By Paul S. George Bayside is a small, historic often overlooked neighborhood in the northeast sector of the City of Miami.  It is also one of the city’s earliest historic districts (1991).  Bracketed by Biscayne Bay and Northeast 7th street on the east, the rear lot lines of properties fronting on Biscayne Boulevard on the …

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Allapattah Overview

By Megan McLaughin, PlusUrbia Design The neighborhood that we call Allapattah today was originally a grassy prairie intersected by a creek that fed into the Miami River. The first non-indigenous settlers of this area of Miami were William Wagner, his West Indian Creole wife Eveline, and their children, who arrived from Charleston, South Carolina in …

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