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By J. Makali Bruton, May 25, 2019
209 9th Street / 900 Collins Avenue Marker
Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami Beach — 209 9th Street / 900 Collins Avenue
209 9th Street / 900 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL. Contributing Structures Miami Beach Architectural District National Register of Historic Places Ocean Drive/Collins Avenue Historic District City of Miami Beach, Florida Originally . . . — Map (db m134710) HM
Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami Beach — Alfredo Gonzalez, Sr.
Alfredo Gonzalez, Sr. (1935-2016) Since the onset, Hispanics have contributed to the rich cultural fabric that makes Miami Beach a great community and destination. It was in this tropical paradise that Alfredo Gonzalez, Sr. set roots in the . . . — Map (db m134713) HM
Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami Beach — Barbara Baer CapitmanGreat Floridians 2000
Barbara Baer Capitman This plaque, unveiled in February 2018, commemorates the completion of the second major rehabilitation of the Cardozo Hotel. The first Art Deco jewel, in which Mrs Capitman initiated her passionate battle to finally . . . — Map (db m134651) HM
Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami Beach — Barbara Baer Capitman
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Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami Beach — F-1001 — Barbara Baer Capitman – Historic Preservationist
Barbara Baer Capitman – Historic Preservationist This building is home to the Miami Design Preservation League, founded by Barbara Baer Capitman in 1976. On May 14, 1979 under her leadership, the Miami Beach Architectural District (Art . . . — Map (db m134707) HM
Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami Beach — Barefoot Mailman
In the 1800s, mail was often carried between the coastal communities of South Florida by barefoot mailmen. These carriers walked most of the route barefoot on the firm sand near the water's edge. In the 1880s, the U.S. government established . . . — Map (db m77644) HM
Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami Beach — Biscayne House of Refuge
Near this site stood the Biscayne House of Refuge to save survivors of shipwrecks from the perils of the desolate shore. After every storm, the keeper and his family searched the beach for castaways to furnish them food, clothing, shelter, and a . . . — Map (db m75990) HM
Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami Beach — Carlos J. Finlay
Carlos J. Finlay 1833-1915 Who discovered the transmission of yellow fever by the mosquito and made it posible to ovecome such a terrible scourge The world regards this Cuban scientist as a great benefactor of humanity Presented to the City . . . — Map (db m134648) HM
Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami Beach — Casa Casuarina
Casa Casuarina 1930 1226 Ocean Drive A modern adaptation of the Alcazar de Colon home of the Columbus family in Santo Domingo: the arms are copied from the Tomb of Columbus in the Cathedral of Santo Domingo. The brick above is from the . . . — Map (db m134657) HM
Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami Beach — 80000946 — Congregation Beth Jacob
Congregation Beth Jacob has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior October 16, 1980 Additional marker: This property as Beth Jacob Congregation was placed on the National . . . — Map (db m63861) HM
Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami Beach — Egyptian Filling Station
The Lummus Brothers of Ocean Beach Realty Co. platted an addition to the Ocean Beach Subdivision in 1913. The area was sparsely settled with small seasonal rooming houses and 2 story homes. In 1926 the NW corner of Collins Avenue and 14th street . . . — Map (db m134714) HM
Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami Beach — First Church on Miami Beach
First Church established on Miami Beach 1921 In appreciation to Carl & Jane Fisher who gave the land on which this church was built 1920 — Map (db m134801) HM
Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami Beach — F-468 — Haulover Beach Sport Fishing Docks(1926-1951)
(side 1) The originally known Lighthouse Dock, once at this site, marked the beginnings of this area's fame as a sportsman's paradise. Folklore and history relate that a man named Baker (c. 1810) “hauled over” fishing boats . . . — Map (db m75994) HM
Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami Beach — Jackie Gleason
Jackie Gleason 1916-1987 Best known as Ralph Kramden in “The Honeymooners.” The Theater broadcast his television variety show from 1964-1970. It was built in 1950 as part of the Miami Beach Convention Center Complex. Originally . . . — Map (db m134721) HM
Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami Beach — José Martí
Jose Marti 1853-1895 A tribute from all Cubans and Latin Americans in exile honoring his inspired patriotic life devoted to freedom and justice for all “No son bellas las playas del destierro hasta que se les dice . . . — Map (db m134649) HM WM
Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami Beach — Melvin J. Richard
Melvin J. Richard Melvin J. Richard came to Miami Beach in 1926 at the age of 14. His first labor for the young city was digging ditches for its water pipes, at 35 cents an hour. In 1934, at age 22, he became the 6th attorney in the city. In . . . — Map (db m134650) HM
Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami Beach — Miami Beach Municipal Auditorium
Miami Beach Municipal Auditorium 1950 1951 Dedicated to the memory of the men and women of our community who have served their country in peace and in war to preserve our American heritage of democracy. This building is tangible evidence of . . . — Map (db m134717) HM WM
Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami Beach — Scarface
This is the actual staircase that was used in the filming of the “1983” classic movie “Scarface” Starring: Al Pacino, Steven Bauer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Michelle Pfeiffer. This scene depicts the chainsaw . . . — Map (db m134441) HM
Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami Beach — Simón Bolívar
Simón Bolivar “El Libertador” 1783-1830 Un tributo de la Familia Hernández y cubanos del exilio al Libertador de los países Bolivarianos, en reconocimiento y honor a su patriotismo de libertad y justicia para el pueblo. . . . — Map (db m134629) HM WM
Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami Beach — South Beach Art Deco District
South Beach Art Deco District Miami Beach National Register Architectural District Affectionately known as the "Art Deco" District, the Miami Beach Architectural District embodies the design continuum of the City from its early development . . . — Map (db m134709) HM
Florida (Miami-Dade County), Miami Beach — The Sephardic Jewish Center
The Sephardic Jewish Center of Greater Miami Existed in this building between 1960 and 1993 — Map (db m134626) HM

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