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Although it has changed hands many times over the years, Brown's Hotel holds the great distinction of being the first hotel in Miami Beach.
Before Miami Beach became a globally recognized destination, it was people from the mainland that frequented the white sand beaches. Find out what casinos are and how they provided amenities that spurred additional growth at the beach.
Home to many firsts including Miami Beach's first restaurant, hotel and synagogue, South Pointe, otherwise known as Ocean Beach, holds the great distinction of being the first planned subdivision in Miami Beach.
Founded by Joe and Jennie Weiss as Joe's Restaurant, Joe's Stone Crabs is Miami Beach's first restaurant. Although best known today for stone crab, this internationally recognized landmark only stumbled upon the delicacy after prodding from a marine scientist.
Now home to the Jewish Museum of Florida, Beth Jacob came from humble beginnings and grew to become the epicenter of Jewish life in Miami Beach. Find out how a history of highs and lows, including plans for demolition, ultimately paved the way for the building's current use.
Art Deco is undeniably the flagship style for South Beach. Here we've pointed out key elements on two buildings, as well as included photos so you can better understand what to look for as you make your way through South Beach.
Once home to Miami Beach casino pioneer Avery Smith, the Smith House also served as Miami Beach's first doctors office, and was at the center of a major city scandal.
The 1970's were not kind times to Miami Beach. The area was suffering from high crime, and blight. The once neon lit Art Deco hotels were shells of their former glory, and many sat vacant and crumbling.
Now home to Catch 10 Seafood Restaurant, the Levy House was the former home of Miami Beach developer, Henri Levy. Levy brought development out of South Beach and helped shape the northern half of Miami Beach.
Modeled after the Alcazar de Colon in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, the apartment building turned home is best known as the Versace Mansion, named after one time owner, Gianni Versace.
Home to hundreds of palms, miles of pathways, and lush grassy fields, Lummus Park was donated to the city by beach pioneers, James and John Lummus. Looking over the park was the one time home site of Charles Lum, and John Lummus.
Owned by musical sensation Gloria Estefan, the Cardozo Hotel is an outstanding example of Art Deco style, and was designed by famed architect Henry Hohauser.
While World War II had an indelible impact on the US, few realize how close the Axis forces came to US soil, and Miami Beach in particular.
While it may look like you made a wrong turn and ended up in Spain, rest assured you are still in South Beach. Espanola Way was designed to be a creative community filled with artist, poets, and other intellectuals, but instead attracted the likes of bookies, bootleggers and even Al Capone.
Today's Lincoln Road is a far cry from what it was not even 20 years ago. Originally the place where the who's who of Miami came to shop, dine and socialize, Lincoln Road fell from grace, only to be revived and brought back to what was originally dreamt by founder, Carl Fisher.
Designed by architect Albert Anis and opened on January 9, 1949, the Sagamore is a carefully restored property, that perfectly blends historic and modern Miami Beach.