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Brickell Park

 
 
Brickell Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, March 16, 2013
1. Brickell Park Marker
Inscription. The Brickell Family donated Brickell Park to Miami in 1921 as a preserve for the family mausoleum. Their remains are now in Woodlawn Cemetery. Brickell Park is one of the few parks connecting Brickell Avenue to the shoreline of Biscayne Bay.

From 700 BC to AD 1000 Tequesta Indian villages ran from Brickell Point up both sides of the Miami River as far west as Miami Avenue. Constructed mounds and cemeteries were part of the landscape until the mid 1880s when pioneers began clearing and building there. William and Mary Brickell came from Ohio in 1871, bought over 1000 acres of land around the point, and opened a trading post that was popular with the Seminole Indians. The Brickells opened a post office here in 1874 and played a prominent role in the early development of Miami. In 2005-2006 the Archaeological and Historical Conservancy uncovered thousands of artifacts from the area in and around Brickell Park.

(Image: Map with below heading, and labels which follow)
Map from an 1849 Survey by F.H. Gerdes
Miami River
Fletcher Mill
Fort Dallas
Burial Mound
Miami Circle
Brickell Point
Brickell Park
Brickell Mansion (demolished) (includes photograph of house)
 
Erected by Miami Parks & Recreation.
 
Location.
Brickell Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, March 16, 2013
2. Brickell Park Marker
Section of the marker's map
25° 46.087′ N, 80° 11.396′ W. Marker is in Miami, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. Marker is on Brickell Avenue (U.S. 1/41) south of Southeast 5th Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. The park is located in Miami's urban Brickell neighborhood about 500 feet south of the Miami River. From Brickell Avenue it stretches east to Biscayne Bay, where it looks across to Brickell Key. The park is one block east of the Metromover's Brickell loop, which is accessible via 5th Street Station. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 Brickell Avenue, Miami FL 33131, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mary Brickell Park (here, next to this marker); The People of Brickell Point (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Miami Circle at Brickell Point (about 500 feet away); The Miami Circle (about 600 feet away); Saving the Circle (about 700 feet away); Great Miami Hurricane of 1926 (approx. half a mile away but has been reported missing); Dade County (approx. half a mile away); Menendez on Biscayne Bay (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Miami.
 
More about this marker. The marker stands at the park entrance off Brickell Avenue. On the marker appears the logo of Miami Parks & Recreation.
 
Regarding Brickell Park.
Brickell Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, March 16, 2013
3. Brickell Park Marker
The empty Brickell Mausoleum was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989 (reference #88002977). The Classical revival-style, granite structure features four ionic columns and Brickell name emblazoned across the frieze.

The site where the Brickell mansion stood is just north of the park, where now stands a high-rise residential complex. A river walk along the park's east side follows a path around the high-rise to the north end of Brickell Point, where it connects with the Miami Circle Park.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. These markers explain the history of the Miami Circle and Brickell Point.
 
Categories. AnthropologyCemeteries & Burial SitesIndustry & CommerceNative Americans
 
Brickell Mausoleum at Brickell Park image. Click for full size.
By Daderot, (public domain) via Wikimedia Commons, December 8, 2010
4. Brickell Mausoleum at Brickell Park
Brickell Mansion image. Click for full size.
State Archives of Florida, by 1908
5. Brickell Mansion
This photo appears on the historical marker.
Courtesy: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/29050
Brickell Point along the Miami River image. Click for full size.
State Archives of Florida, circa 1898
6. Brickell Point along the Miami River
This view from the river's north side shows the Brickells' trading post.
Courtesy: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, http://floridamemory.com/items/show/29048
Brickell Park along Biscayne Bay image. Click for full size.
By AGS Media, March 16, 2013
7. Brickell Park along Biscayne Bay
 
 
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