Like History and Heritage? Miami Beach Has Plenty of Both!May 19, 2015
Though better known for fun and sun, Miami Beach is a culturally rich city full of breathtaking historic and heritage sites. Though fairly young, it nonetheless offers 100 years worth of varied architectural styles, with some of the most numerous heritage sites originating from 1900 to 1930 — a golden age in real estate.
Historic Lummus Park
The infrastructure in the Historic Lummus Park was created in 1909, and it is named for James E. Lummus, the City of Miami’s second mayor. It is located between Northwest 2nd and 3rd streets and i-95 and North River Drive. Inside the park there are two of Greatest Miami’s most historic structures: the William English Slave Plantation House/Fort Dallas, and the Wagner Homestead House.
Member of the Historic Hotels of America, the Hotel on 8th street spanning from Collins Avenue to Ocean Drive is classic Tropical Art Deco. It was designed by L. Murray Dixon in 1939 and counts with a side yard garden.
Miami News/Freedom Tower
Located in 600 Biscayne Boulevard, it was built in 1925 to host the Miami News, the city’s first newspaper, for more than 32 years. From 1962 to 1974 it was converted into the Freedom Tower, to refugee nearly 300,000 Cubans. Today it hosts art exhibitions, and its owned by Miami Dade College.
The vast selection Miami Beach Waterfront Homes reflects this proud heritage, with many displaying rare and coveted styles going back decade. To learn more about the opportunities available in Miami Beach Communities, contact Julian Johnston aat 305-502-3985 or julian@MIAwaterfront.com.