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The Letter Box

The old letter box still being used at the Ingraham Building in historic downtown Miami. One of downtown Miami’s most significant structures, the Ingraham Building is an outstanding example of Second Renaissance Revival style architecture. Of particular interest are the … Continue reading

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Lyric Theater

“Opened in 1913, the Lyric Theater quickly became a major entertainment center for blacks in Miami. The 400-seat theater was built, owned and operated by Geder Walker, a black man from Georgia. In 1915 the Miami Metropolis newspaper described the … Continue reading

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Tower Theater in Little Havana

Tower Theater, located at 1508 SW Eighth Street in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood, opened in December 1926. “The original theater was designed in the Mediterranean Revival style with a tile roof, square tower on the northwest corner, and a Spanish-inspired interior. The theater … Continue reading

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#TBT Junior Orange Bowl Parade

In celebration of Thanksgiving, the Junior Orange Bowl Parade and #ThrowbackThursday – a nostalgic look at the University Federal Savings & Loan parade float in the mid-1960’s.  I can’t take credit for the photo, but my sister and I are on … Continue reading

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#TBT Miami MetroRail Orange Line Opening

Four years ago today, Miami-Dade Transit launched the Orange Line MetroRail, extending our elevated light-rail service to Miami International Airport. The Orange Line Metrorail has become the most affordable choice for getting to and from Miami International Airport Station. Local residents … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: The Bacardi Building

The Bacardi Building, 2100 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL The Tower was commissioned by former Bacardi president José “Pepin” Bosch. Designed by Cuban architect Enrique Gutierrez of Saenz, Cancio, Martin and Gutierrez (SACMAG), the Tower comprises a rectangular seven-story structure (measuring … Continue reading