Monday, September 30, 2013

Piggly Wiggly store in Coral Gables - 1920s

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House at 1203 N. Greenway Drive, Coral Gables - ca. 1925

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Palatial Restaurant was Miami's first Kosher eatery

Via Florida Memory:

The Palatial Restaurant "was the first kosher restaurant in Miami. Opened in 1923 by Morton and Sadie Fagan. It was originally on 3rd Ave. between 1st and 2nd streets, and in 1928 moved to 265 NE 2nd St."

South Florida gas stations through the years

Norton Tire Co., 5th Street and Alton Road, Miami Beach. (1939)
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Broad Causeway. (1955)

4475 NW 22nd Ave., Miami.  (1974)

8787 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. (1970)


Sunday, September 22, 2013

Raleigh Hotel, Miami Beach

Raleigh Hotel, 1775 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. (1940s)

Original caption: "Raleigh Hotel, Collins Avenue, 
Miami Beach, Florida. Pool from center. 
L. Murray Dixon, architect." (1941)

Outdoor cafe and pool area of the Raleigh Hotel. (1948)

Friday, September 20, 2013

Marcia Valibus, Miss Miami Beach - 1956.

Original caption:  "This beauty "on the rocks" is 18 year old 
Marcia Valibus, who will represent Miami Beach 
for 1956 in the Miss Florida contest. She hopes to go on 
from there to the title match, the Miss America contest next 
September. She looks like a safe bet, what with her winning
 smile, 35-24-35 measurements, five foot seven height, 
and a good, solid foundation." (April, 1956.)

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Sunday, September 15, 2013

1925 newspaper ad for Royal Palm Ice Cream

From the Miami Daily News, Nov. 21, 1925.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Mangel's, 130 E. Flagler Street - 1942

Original caption: "Mangel's, 130 E. Flagler Street, Miami, Florida. 
Exterior, night. Ross-Frankel Inc., client; Morris Lapidus, architect." 
(January, 1942.)


Saturday, September 7, 2013

Morrison's Pharmacy - 1920s

Car parked in front of Morrison's Pharmacy 
at 2005 North Miami Ave.
in the 1920s. 
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2005 North Miami Ave. as it appears today.

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Monday, September 2, 2013

WAEZ....'94.9 on your FM dial'

WAEZ was owned by and named for Arthur E. Zucker in Miami Beach. WAEZ was an easy listening station playing the likes of the Ray Conniff Singers, Percy Faith and Big Band music with no more than four vocals per hour. Studios were located in the lower lobby of the Deauville Hotel on Collins Avenue. Zucker negotiated free rent for the station in return for frequent mention of the hotel name during weather forecast. An announcer might say, "The temperature in Miami is 88 degrees. Here at the beautiful Deauville Hotel on Miami Beach, it's 85." -via Wikipedia

Miami News, Sept. 11, 1963.

Sunday, September 1, 2013