Miami in Miami-Dade County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Coast Guard established seaplane base in 1932. In World War II, Navy and Pan American operated flying boats here until Latin American airports built for hemispheric defense enabled use of more economical landplanes. City of Miami purchased key in 1946.
Erected 1953 by The Historical Association of Southern Florida.
Location. 25° 43.684′ N, 80° 14.053′ W. Marker is in Miami, Florida, in Miami-Dade County. Marker is on Pan American Drive south of SW 27th Avenue, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is located in the circular drive in front of Miami City Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami FL 33133, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Housekeepers Club (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Coconut Grove Library (approx. 0.4 The Barnacle (approx. 0.6 miles away); Charles Avenue (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ransom School (approx. ¾ mile away); The Historic Coconut Grove Cemetery (approx. ¾ mile away); Cocoanut Grove Public Utilities Company (approx. one mile away); Vizcaya (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Miami.
More about this marker. Formerly an island, Dinner Key is today the site of a marina complex and Miami City Hall. It was connected to the mainland by a road in 1914 for use as a training facility for the U.S. Navy in World War I. Dinner Key was the base of international operations for Pan Am's flying boats as well as a Naval airbase during World War II.
Also see . . .
1. Pan American Seaplane Base and Terminal Building. National Park Service (Submitted on July 9, 2014.)
2. Life & Times of Dinner Key. Pan American Historical Foundation (Submitted on July 9, 2014.)
Categories. • Air & Space • War, World I • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 8, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. This page has been viewed 328 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on July 8, 2014, by Marsha A. Matson of Palmetto Bay, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.