Miami's Brickell Avenue Neighborhood

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Upon their arrival to the south bank of the Miami River in 1871, the Brickell family guided the evolution of their namesake neighborhood into one of the most affluent and interesting places in America. The Southside quarter, which began as shoreline mangroves, quickly developed into Miami’s upscale residential neighborhood. The successful people of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including Louis Comfort Tiffany, Arthur Brisbane, William Jennings Bryan, and countless other magnates of the Gilded Age, purchased lots from Mary Brickell and established their winter residences in what was known as the Magic City’s Gold Coast. As Miami grew, the area changed with the times, evolving from upscale, single-family residences to the Manhattan of the South.
ISBN: 9781467105187
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Florida
Series: Images of America
Images: 191
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Paul S. George is resident historian of the HistoryMiami Museum and is a retired professor from Miami-Dade College. He holds a doctorate in history and has authored two earlier books in Arcadia’s Images of America series. In partnership with Dr. George, Casey Piket is a blogger, podcaster, and documentarian on South Florida history. Images used in Miami’s Brickell Avenue Neighborhood were provided by both authors, the HistoryMiami Museum, Miami-Dade Public Library, Larry Wiggins, and the State Archives of Florida.
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