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Before skyscrapers dotted the shoreline of Biscayne Bay, it was the Tequesta Indians that lived in the tropical wilderness that is today known as Miami. Find out what was discovered in 1998 at 401 Brickell Avenue, and how it forever changed the history of Miami.
The epicenter of winter social life for high society, the Royal Palm Hotel was built by Henry Flagler in 1896, and was the catalyst for future development in Miami.
Henry Flagler, known as the Father of Miami, was born in Hopewell, New York in 1830. Find out what brought him to Florida, and how his company, the Florida East Coast Railway, tamed the tropical wilderness of the state.
While seemingly just an ordinary building of the time, the Huntington Building was built by Frederick Rand, whose dream was to create a street that rivaled Fifth Avenue in New York City. Find out what happened to the dream, and also what makes the Huntington Building a unique property.
The Ingraham Building, one of the most beautiful buildings in Miami, is also one of the most well preserved, and architecturally interesting in all of Downtown.
One of the coolest buildings Downtown, the Olympia opened in 1926, and is the last remaining theater of the time.
Once home to the largest Walgreens in the country, the building sports an impressive streamline moderne style, and is today home to Cuban department store La Epoca.
DuPont Buildingd for one time bank owner Alfred duPont, the duPont building was built after the Great Depression, and became a symbol for economic recovery in Miami.
Originally 17 stories tall and thought to be practically indestructible, the Meyer-Kiser building was significantly damaged by the Great Miami Hurricane of 1926. Meyer-Kiser though, unlike others in Miami, had a backup plan that saved the building from becoming a total loss.
Completed in 1914, the Old US Post Office and Courthouse was Miami's second such facility. Home to the Post Office, Courthouse, Customs Office, Weather Station, and Immigration Inspector, the Old US Post Office is built in a Neo-Classical style, and is one of the oldest buildings Downtown.
A very narrow building, the Security Building is best known for its mansard roof, and ultra high end building materials.
Tracing its roots back to 1872, Catholicism in Miami arrived even before Henry Flagler's railroad. Find out when Gesu was opened, and learn about the stunning architectural features it sports.
A building within a building, the Congress Building was originally constructed in 1923 with only five stories.
One of the most notable sites in Miami, Freedom Tower was originally home to Miami's newspaper, the Miami Daily News and Metropolis. Find out how Fidel Castro's rise to power in Cuba dramatically increased the number of Cuban refugees coming to Miami, and eventually led to News Tower being renamed Freedom Tower.
Once known as the Front Porch of Miami, Bayfront Park has had a history of highs and lows, and was actually at one point completely underwater.
Financed by Henry Flagler, First Presbyterian Church was originally located Downtown, but was moved to Brickell in 1947.
Once the office of Miami's first doctor, James M. Jackson, the Jackson office was built by Julia Tuttle, and was once located Downtown on Flagler Street.
Different looking than much of Miami's landscape today, Simpson Park is a preserved hammock that shows off native plants, and brings visitors back to what it was like when the Tequesta Indians roamed the land.