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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Miami

 
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1Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — F-966 — Alice Wainwright Park
In 1961, attorney Alice C. Wainwright became the first woman elected to the Miami City Commission. Four years later, she was Miami’s first woman vice-mayor. All her life, Wainwright was a fierce advocate for environmental issues, and worked . . . — Map (db m146369) HM
2Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — Bay of Pigs Monument
Cuba A los martires de la Brigada de Asalto 2506 17 de Abril 1961 Bay of Pigs Invasion Junta Directiva 2002-2004 Martires de Giron Julio Acosta Ruiz ∙ Eufrasio Aleman Aleman ∙ Elio Aleman Armenteros ∙ Pedro I. Amaro Abreu . . . — Map (db m134738) WM
3Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — Brickell Park
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 . . . — Map (db m65647) HM
4Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — Charles Avenue
The first black community on the South Florida mainland began here in the late 1880s when Blacks primarily from the Bahamas came via Key West to work at the Peacock Inn. Their first hand experience with tropical plants and building materials proved . . . — Map (db m75597) HM
5Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — Crossing the Everglades
The Tamiami Trail was crucial to opening up the wilderness and creating a link to Florida's major cities. Building a road through the heart of the Everglades was no easy task, but with the power of human ingenuity the builders were able to . . . — Map (db m132100) HM
6Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — Dade CountyCreated Jan. 28, 1836, Named for Major Francis Langhorn Dade — 1784 - 1815 —
Born 1793 in Virginia. Joined 12th U.S. Infantry in 1813; Served with it thru War of 1812; In 4th Regiment rest of his life. Promoted from 3rd Lieut. to Major, Commanded garrison at Key West. In Seminole War was sent with 117 men to aid Gen. Clinch . . . — Map (db m88531) HM
7Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — Dinner Key
Picnickers in sailboat days gave the key its name. In World War I, it was a Naval air base. In 1930, Pan American World Airways here inaugurated flying boat service to Latin America, erecting huge hangars and a terminal. The U.S. Government dredged . . . — Map (db m75186) HM
8Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — F-967 — Elizabeth Virrick Park
Elizabeth Virrick was born in Winchester, Kentucky in 1897. After studying architecture and interior design at the University of Wisconsin and Columbia University, she moved to Miami with her husband in 1925. Virrick met Coconut Grove activist and . . . — Map (db m146364) HM
9Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — Ferdinand MagellanU.S. Car No. 1
U.S. Car No. 1, Ferdinand Magellan has been designated National Historic Landmark Presidential railroad car built for the exclusive use of the President of the United States of America 1942 Restored and exhibited by The . . . — Map (db m73445) HM
10Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — Fort Dallas and the William F. English Plantation Slave QuartersMiami River Greenway
The United States of America took possession of Florida from Spain under the terms of the 1821 Treaty of Paris. In 1830, the U.S. implemented the Indian Removal Act, forcing Seminole Indians south into the Miami and Everglades area. The Second . . . — Map (db m78126) HM
11Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — General Antonio Maceo
“La libertad no se mendiga. Se conquista con el filo del machete.” English: “Freedom is not begged for. It is conquered with the edge of the machete.” General Antonio Maceo “El Titan de . . . — Map (db m134798) WM
12Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — General Máximo Gómez
Generalisimo Maximo Gomez 1886-1905 Nacio en Bani Rep. Dominicana 18 Nov 1836 Libertador de Cuba Donaron e instalaron el busto Jose Bianka y Stephanie Alvarez Aprovado por Comisionado Willy Gort Colaboradores: Consul Dom. Manuel . . . — Map (db m134727) HM WM
13Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — Gesu Catholic Church
Founded in 1896 is officially listed on The National Register Of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m88527) HM
14Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — Great Miami Hurricane of 1926
On September 18, 1926, the Great Miami Hurricane swept across South Florida with estimated winds of 131-155 mph. Before the era of satellites and computer models, warnings for tropical cyclones were often inadequate. A storm warning from . . . — Map (db m88533) HM
15Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — F-949 — Historic Lemon Avenue
(Side 1) Lemon City began as an agricultural community of homesteaders in the 1870s. Entrepreneur Eugene C. Harrrington, credited as the father of Lemon City, bought an 11-acre strip of land from homesteader John Saunders in 1889. . . . — Map (db m150725) HM
16Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — Housekeepers Club
On Thursday afternoon, February 19, 1891, Flora McFarlane and five other pioneer women of Dade County founded the Housekeepers Club, the first organized women's club in South Florida. The purpose was to bring the housekeepers of the area together . . . — Map (db m75192) HM
17Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — Impact of the "Bay of Pigs" on Miami
In the early months of 1961 Cuban refugees in Miami flew from Opa-Locka airport to Guatemala to become part of the almost 1300 men of Brigade 2506. The Brigade's Bay of Pigs Invasion on April 17, 1961, resulted in defeat with over 100 men killed . . . — Map (db m87438) HM
18Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — José Martí
“Yo quiero, cuando me muera sin patria, pero sin amo, tener en mi losa un ramo de flores, - ¡y una bandera!” English: “I want, when I die, without a country, but without a master, to have on my tomb . . . — Map (db m134797) WM
19Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — Lemon City Branch Library
Oldest Public library in south Florida, opened April 7, 1894, by Lemon City Library and Improvement Association in Lemon City, then the largest settlement in Dade County. The first library building was on present N.E. 63rd Street near Biscayne Bay. . . . — Map (db m150772) HM
20Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — F-976 — Lemon City Cemetery
By the 1870s, nearly 1,000 African Americans were living in and around the unincorporated community of Lemon City, located just north of the Miami city limits. Most of the black community were Bahamian immigrants who worked for the wealthier white . . . — Map (db m128320) HM
21Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — F-948 — Lemon City Library
(Side 1) Lemon City’s first library started in the 1890s, in the local school, under the leadership of teacher Ada Merritt. She organized the Busy Bees of the Everglades, a club for young ladies focused on fundraising for the school . . . — Map (db m150770) HM
22Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — F-947 — Lemon City Pharmacy-Dr. Dupuis Office
(Side 1) Born in Newnansville, Florida, in 1875, Dr. John Gordon DuPuis moved to Lemon City after graduating from medical school at the University of Kentucky in 1898. He began his practice in a one-room frame building behind the Conolly . . . — Map (db m150766) HM
23Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — F-946 — Lemon City Port
(Side 1) Predating the City of Miami, Lemon City had the first port on Biscayne Bay due to its natural, deep-water channel. Prior to dredging, Biscayne Bay was largely shallow. Shipping was Lemon City’s primary link to the outside world, and . . . — Map (db m150726) HM
24Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — F-945 — Lemon City Post Office
The first post office in Lemon City opened on October 1, 1889, in one corner of Moffat’s bayside store. E.L. White was appointed the first postmaster. Lemon City quickly became an active mail center, so much so that the Tropical Sun reported in 1891 . . . — Map (db m150774) HM
25Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — F-944 — Lemon City Train Station
Built in 1896, the Lemon City station was located between present-day NE 59th St. and NE 60th St. The wood-frame station was painted yellow with white trim and had a flower garden around it. Henry Flagler had the station built to assist agricultural . . . — Map (db m150768) HM
26Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — Life Along the Tamiami
The Tamiami Trail changed life in South Florida forever. Crossing the state went from being a multi-day sea and train journey through the Keys to a motor car drive of only a few hours. It opened up access to an area that was considered by most to be . . . — Map (db m132095) HM
27Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — F-1009 — Little Haiti's Mache Ayisyen-"The Caribbean Marketplace"
In the 1980s, thousands of Haitian immigrants settled in Miami, and the neighborhood of Little Haiti began to form. The building that would become this Haitian marketplace was originally constructed in 1936, but sat unused at the time. In 1984, the . . . — Map (db m128656) HM
28Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — Little Havana Honors Our Veterans
Little Havana Honors Our Veterans We salute the brave men and women who have sacrificed so much for our freedom. The courage of our veterans will never be forgotten. We pay tribute to them, including our Bay of Pigs veterans, for their . . . — Map (db m134732) WM
29Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — Lummus Park Historic DistrictMiami River Greenway
This land on the north side of the Miami River was developed as a residential area soon after the City Park opened in 1909. Along NW 3rd and NW 4th Streets a mixture of single-family and multi-family structures were built that were made of strong . . . — Map (db m78195) HM
30Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — Mary Brickell Park
The Tequesta Indians were the indigenous people of Miami prior to European contact. Mary Brickell Park encompasses a portion of what was the largest Tequesta village in southeast Florida. Archaeological evidence reveals that this site was in use . . . — Map (db m65648) HM
31Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — Memorial to the Fallen of Cuban Liberation
A los mártires que han derramado su sangre por la libertad de Cuba. En el año del centenario de la muerte de nuestro apóstol Jose Marti. 1895-1995 Caballeros de Colon Consejo Beato Marcelino Champagnat Consejo Corpus Christi Miami, 20 . . . — Map (db m134795) WM
32Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — Menendez on Biscayne Bay1567
Don Pedro Menendez de Aviles, Adelantado of Florida and founder of St. Augustine, landed here at the chief village of the Tequesta Indians early in 1567. He returned several Indians held captive on the West Coast and established friendly relations . . . — Map (db m88324) HM
33Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — F-788 — Miami City Cemetery
In 1897 Mrs. Mary Brickell sold this 10-acre “rocky wasteland” to the City of Miami for $750. It was a half mile north of the city limits on a narrow wagon county trail. The first burial, not recorded, was of an elderly black man on 14 . . . — Map (db m78119) HM
34Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — F-974 — Miami Stadium
On its opening night, August 31, 1949, Major League Baseball Commissioner Albert Benjamin “Happy” Chandler declared, “I know of no more beautiful ballpark anywhere than this new Miami Stadium.” From its iconic neon façade, . . . — Map (db m120653) HM
35Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — Naval Air Station RichmondWWII L.T.A. Facility
At this site, on 15 September 1942, the United States Navy established a 2,000 acre (810 hectare) lighter-than-air facility. The Navy constructed 3 huge hangers, each 17 stories (175 feet/54 meters) high, 297 feet (110.5 meters) wide, and 1,088 feet . . . — Map (db m73415) HM
36Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — Nestor A. Izquierdo
Monumento establecido 8/24/1984 Honrar honra 1992 En memoria de Nestor A. Izquierdo Veterano de la Brigada 2506 U.S.A. Army Esta obra fue realizada por Gilberto Casanova Secretario General de Accion Cubana y algunos . . . — Map (db m134794) WM
37Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — F-821 — NW 36th Street Bridge
A rare example of a Hanover Skew bridge once crossed the Miami Canal at this location. The bridge, completed in 1952, was built to carry increasing automobile traffic to and from Miami International Airport, southwest of this location. In the early . . . — Map (db m120652) HM
38Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — F-922 — Office of Dr. James Jackson, Miami's First Physician
Dr. James M. Jackson moved with his wife Edith to Miami in 1896 and became the city’s first resident physician. In 1899 they built a home on land purchased from the “Mother of Miami,” Julia Tuttle. Dr. Jackson built this one-story frame . . . — Map (db m120655) HM
39Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — F-561 — Pioneer Boat Builders' Site — 1947 —
For thousands of years most water crafts were built of wood. The first reinforced plastic fiberglass boats in the southeastern United States were conceived and built here in 1947. Two hundred feet north of this marker is the former home and workshop . . . — Map (db m77650) HM
40Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — F-816 — Port of Miami
Miami’s waterfront location has played a critical role in its history. In 1895, landowners Julia Tuttle and William and Mary Brickell persuaded Henry Flagler to extend his Florida East Coast Railroad south and build a port city. Flagler’s first . . . — Map (db m120654) HM
41Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — F-968 — Professor Charles Torrey Simpson/Professor Charles Torrey Simpson Park
Professor Charles Torrey Simpson Charles Torrey Simpson was born on June 3, 1846, in Tiskilwa, Illinois. From a young age, Simpson had a love of nature. In his early life, Simpson worked as a farmer, miner, carpenter, and cowboy. During . . . — Map (db m146361) HM
42Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — Ransom School
In 1896 Paul C. Ransom first brought students from an Eastern preparatory school to this site, which he named Pine Knot Camp, for a winter term of study and outdoor life. In 1903 it became the Adirondack-Florida School with the fall and spring terms . . . — Map (db m75217) HM
43Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — Restoring The Everglades
With the perspective of time, the engineering marvel of the Tamiami Trail and its effect are being viewed in a different light. The early desire to conquer the swamp and control the water flow of this untamed wilderness changed the Everglades . . . — Map (db m132096) HM
44Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — Saving the Circle
The Miami Circle site would not exist today if it were not for the support of the community. Public outcry over the impending destruction of the Miami Circle led to additional archaeological research and preservation of the 2.2 acre parcel of . . . — Map (db m65471) HM
45Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — Tequesta
Indians lived at the mouth of the Miami River (200 yards southwest of this spot) for more than 15 centuries before White men came. The principal town of the Tequesta Indians, including six mounds used for dwelling, burial, and religious rites, was . . . — Map (db m88322) HM
46Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — The Art Deco Tower
This seven-story octagonal tower was built in 1929 as an entrance to the Sears Roebuck and Company department store, which was designed by the architectural firm Nimmons, Carr and Wright. It was the focal point of the first Art Deco style . . . — Map (db m63894) HM
47Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — The Coconut Grove Library
The land on which this library stands was given by Commodore Ralph Middleton Munroe, whose first wife lies buried on it. The library was started by a writer, Kirk Munroe (no relation) and his wife, Mary Barr Munroe, as a reading group called . . . — Map (db m75209) HM
48Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — The Cushman School
Miami's oldest independent day school was founded by Dr. Laura Cushman in 1924. The school moved to this site in 1926, opening in early October, having sustained only minor damage from the disastrous September hurricane. The original Mediterranean . . . — Map (db m77831) HM
49Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — The Dice House
The Dice House is the oldest surviving structure in the Kendall area, built circa 1920 by David Brantly Dice, a popular figure considered the “unnamed mayor of the community”. Mr. Dice owned and operated a general store on property . . . — Map (db m76498) HM
50Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — The Historic Coconut Grove Cemetery
The Historic Coconut Grove Cemetery was first used as a graveyard for the Grove's Bahamian settlers in 1906. The community's original cemetery was a small lot opened by the city in 1904 on what is now the 3500 block of Charles Avenue. That site was . . . — Map (db m150977) HM
51Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — The Miami Circle
On this spot of land at the mouth of the Miami River, a historic discovery shed new light on one of Florida's early peoples - the Tequesta. During the demolition of the Brickell Point apartments in 1998, archaeologists uncovered preshistoric . . . — Map (db m65644) HM
52Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — The Miami Circle at Brickell Point
The Miami Circle at Brickell Point has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America. The Miami Circle is a 38-foot diameter ring of post . . . — Map (db m65646) HM
53Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — The People of Brickell Point
Brickell Point has been host to many cultures and witness to a number of historical milestones. The powerful Tequesta Indians made their main village at the mouth of the Miami River for over two thousand years. Abundant natural resources . . . — Map (db m65645) HM
54Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — The Tower of SnowEnrique Martínez Celaya — American (born in Cuba, 1964) —
2012, Bronze 132 x 89 x 64 in. The Tower of Snow by distinguished Cuban-born artist Enrique Martínez Celaya honors the 50th anniversary of Operation Pedro Pan, which brought thousands of Cuban children, without their parents, to the United States in . . . — Map (db m71941) HM
55Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — F-573 — Virginia Key Beach Park
Virginia Key Beach Park is an environmental and historic landmark located on a barrier island. Its earliest recorded history is of an 1838 skirmish during the Second Seminole War in which three Seminoles were killed on this site. From the early . . . — Map (db m79381) HM
56Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — 70000181 — Vizcaya
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m63817) HM
57Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami — Wagner HomesteadMiami River Greenway
This 1850s structure is the oldest standing house in Miami-Dade County. It was built by William Wagner, a German immigrant and U.S. Army veteran. After being wounded in the Mexican-American War in 1847, Wagner returned to Fort Moultrie, Georgia to . . . — Map (db m78192) HM
 
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