“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Miami Beach in Miami-Dade County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

Lincoln Road Mall

Lincoln Road Mall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, June 15, 2021
1. Lincoln Road Mall Marker
Inscription.  Carl Fisher conceived of Lincoln Road as a Main Street for Miami Beach, and its construction began in 1914. It was promoted as the "Fifth Avenue of the South,” and flourished as a prominent shopping destination. By the late 1950s, however, Lincoln Road suffered from traffic congestion and increased competition. In a bold move to save their businesses, property owners contacted Morris Lapidus, architect of the Fontainebleau and Eden Roc hotels, to develop a new plan for the road. In an article published in 1960, Lapidus described his vision for Lincoln Road: "It will not just be a place of shopping. It will be a promenade where people can walk and see beautiful flowers and foliage, in addition to what they see in the store windows.” Completed and opened to the public in December 1960, the project was organized around a black and white “piano key-like” paved central spine interspersed with architectural follies, planting beds, and water features. The Lincoln Road Mall is regarded as one of the first instances in the United States where a major thoroughfare was closed to traffic and pedestrianized. It is the oldest pedestrian mall in Florida,
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and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2011.
Erected 2020 by City of Miami Beach, and the Florida Department of State. (Marker Number F-1097.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1914.
Location. 25° 47.435′ N, 80° 7.925′ W. Marker is in Miami Beach, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Lincoln Road Mall, on the right when traveling south on Washington Avenue. Lincoln Road Mall is a pedestrian shopping area with no driving allowed. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Lincoln Road Mall, Miami Beach FL 33139, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Church on Miami Beach (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jackie Gleason (approx. 0.2 miles away); Miami Beach Municipal Auditorium (approx. 0.2 miles away); Egyptian Filling Station (approx. 0.4 miles away); José Martí (approx. half a mile away); Simón Bolívar (approx. half a mile away); Barbara Baer Capitman (approx. half a mile away); Carlos J. Finlay (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Miami Beach.
Also see . . .  Lincoln Road. (Submitted on June 22, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.)
Lincoln Road Mall Marker looking west image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, June 15, 2021
2. Lincoln Road Mall Marker looking west
Credits. This page was last revised on June 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 179 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 22, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.

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