Historic Sites of Miami-Dade

Look - Learn - Explore - Inspire





The Villagers’ mission is to promote an appreciation of Miami’s history. To continue this mission, we have compiled a links list pertinent to historical sites of Miami-Dade county. The resources are organized for easy access to motivate interest in the rich heritage of Miami.


This links list will assist educators and families to become more knowledgeable about historic sites throughout Miami-Dade county. With a point and a click one can easily determine which sites to investigate further, plan an outing to a core site and coordinate other places to visit and see along the way. The sites are set up by geographical area and plotted on the Google Map Link referenced below.


Many people drive by these places unaware of the historical significance. After learning more about these historic treasures the stories of their existence come to life, and a better understanding of the foundations of our heritage is created.


The Villagers encourage students, teachers, parents, community members and visitors to visit the historic sites of Miami-Dade and become inspired by the past pioneers. By appreciating the past we may become stewards of these historic relics preserving them for future generations to enjoy.


Press here for a Google Map Link:

Historic Sites of Miami Dade


Click on any link below to view more information about a specific site.


Miami Springs - Medley - Hialeah - Opa-Locka



Glenn H. Curtiss Mansion and Gardens

Hialeah Park and Race Course

Clune-Stadnik Building


Other places to see…

Carl Adams House, Hunting Lodges, Clune Building

Lua Curtiss House I, Lua Curtiss House II

Osceola Apartment Hotel/Azure Villas

Millard-McCarty House

Hotel Country Club/Fairhavens Center

Warren Pony Swing Bridge

Parker Vertical Lift Bridge

Miami Springs Historic Sites Listings

Opa-locka Thematic Resource Area

Opa-locka City Hall

Opa-locka Railroad Station

Harry Hurt Building


North Miami Beach & Miami Shores


The Ancient Spanish Monastery

Miami Theater Center

Arch Creek Park  /  Arch Creek Park History

Greynolds Park & Boathouse

The Surf Club

Fontainebleau Hotel

Eden Roc

The Forge call first, temporarily closed April 2019; Wikipedia info

The Bath Club

The Grand Concourse

Miami Beach Historic Districts (great map)


Collins Waterfront Historic District

Pinetree Drive Historic Roadway

Morris Lapidus/Mid 20th Century Historic District

Flamingo Waterway – North Beach Resort – Harding Townsite – Altos de Mar

Normandy Isle Historic District

North Shore Historic District & Bandshell

historic_sites_img_9Ocean Terrace

North Beach Resort Historic District


Other places to see…

Dade Boulevard Fire Station / Fire Station No. 2

69th Street Fire Station

Byron Carlyle Theater

Old Walgreen’s at 6700 Collins Avenue

Biscayne Park Village Hall

William Jennings Elementary School

History of North Miami Beach


Miami Beach - South Beach - Mid Beach


Venetian Causeway – Ocean Drive – Lincoln Road – Collins Ave

Jewish Museum of Florida

Bass Art Museum

The Wolfsonian / Washington Storage Building

The Holocaust Memorial

Art Deco Welcome Center

Miami Design Preservation League

Beach Patrol Headquarters

Lummus Park

Colony Theater

The Filmore at Jackie Gleason Theater

Lincoln Road Mall

Old Lincoln Theater/H & M

Miami Beach Botanical Garden

Miami Beach Historic Districts (great map)

historic_sites_img_13Ocean Beach – Flamingo Park – Espanola Way

Ocean Drive/Collins Ave – Museum – Palm View

Miami Beach Architectural District


Other places to see…

Essex House

Betsy Ross Hotel/The Betsy

Amsterdam Palace/Versace Mansion/Casaurina

Fire Station No. 2

21st Street Recreation Center

Flagler Memorial and Monument Island

historic_sites_img_15Friedman’s Bakery / Manolo -

Washington Ave Post Office

Old Miami Beach City Hall

Miami Beach Cinematheque at Historic City Hall

1600 Lennox/Yardbird Southern Table & Bar




Brownsville - Liberty City - Lemon City - Little Haiti


Little Haiti Caribbean Marketplace

Hampton House

Dr. DuPuis Medical Office and Drugstore

Magic City Park/Magic City Tourist Court

Eunice Watson Liberty House

Liberty Square Fragment - The Wall NW 12th Avenue from NW 62 Street to NW 67th Street

Lindsey Residence

Laborer’s Union Local 478 Building

Lemon City Cemetery

Miami Edison Senior High School currently Miami Edison Middle School

Masjid Al-Ansar



East Side - Palm Grove - Morningside


Bacardi Buildings & Museum / YoungArts

Bayside Historic District

Between Biscayne Bay and Biscayne Boulevard, NE 68th Street to NE 72nd Street

Miami Modern (MiMo) / Biscayne Boulevard Historic District Biscayne Boulevard, from NE 50th Street to NE 77th Street

Coppertone Girl at 7300 Biscayne Boulvevard

Morningside Historic District Biscayne Boulevard and Biscayne Bay from NE 55th Street to NE 60th Street

Palm Grove Neighborhood Historic District Bound on the north by the Little River, on the south by NE 58 Street,

on the east by Biscayne Boulevard and to the west F.E.C. Railway

Walter Flanders House

The Vagabond Motel

Gold Coast Pharmacy

Wolpert Apartments

Villa Paula

Cushman School

Water Pump House/Beauty Temple


Overtown - Town Square


Lyric Theater

Black Police Precinct and Courthouse Museum

City of Miami Cemetery


Other places to see…

Historic Overtown Folklife Village

Dr. William A. Chapman House at Booker T. Washington High School

Ward Rooming House Gallery

Ice Palace

X-Ray Clinic

Fire Station #2

Citizen’s Bank

D. A. Dorsey House/Dorsey Memorial Library


Places of Worship

historic_sites_img_22Ebenezer Methodist Church/House of God of Nazarene

Masjid Al-Ansar

Mount Zion Baptist Church

Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church

St. John’s Baptist Church


Wynwood - Midtown - Edgewater - Design District

American Bakeries Company/Bakehouse Art Complex

Miami Women’s Club (planned restoration)

Moore Furniture Building

Buena Vista Post Office 2018 article notes scheduled to close/demolish

Buena Vista Historic District


historic_sites_img_24Other places to see…

Gold Coast Pharmacy

Woolpert Apartments

Morgan’s Restaurant

Citizen’s Bank

Wynwood Walls


Places of Worship

St. Agnes Episcopal Church

Temple Israel

Trinity Episcopal Cathedral


Downtown - Omni - Park West


The Museum of History Miami  (History Miami)

Olympia Theater/Gusman Center for the Performing Arts

Sears Deco Tower/Arsht Center for the Performing Arts

Freedom Tower/Miami Daily News

Old Miami High at Southside Park

historic_sites_img_29Downtown Miami Historic District

S & S Diner

Franklin Building now Sharon Lewis Design

Shrine Building / Boulevard Shops

Salvation Army Citadel

Grand Central

Chaille Block

Gesu Catholic Church

Shoreland Arcade now Soya e Pomodoro restaurant

The Ralston Building / Carrion Jewelry Center

Dade County Courthouse-Courtroom 6-1

Security Building / The Capital Building

Meyer-Kiser Building/Dade Commonwealth Building

historic_sites_img_25Congress Building

Dyer Federal Building/Old US Post Office and Courthouse/AmeriFirst Federal

Alfred I. Dupont Building

Old Walgreens Drugstore/La Epoca

Huntington Building

City National Bank now Langford Hotel

McCrory Building

D. A. Dorsey House

Central Baptist Church

Civic Center - Spring Garden

The Alamo at Jackson Memorial Hospital

Halissee Hall/UM Miller Campus

Spring Garden Historic District

Hindu Temple

Lummus Park

Scottish Rite Facade

*Fort Dallas/William English Plantation and William Wagner House at Lummus Park  (City of Miami Historic Preservation Site)

Fort Dallas/William English Plantation and William Wagner House at Lummus Park (American Heritage site)

Flagler Worker’s House/Palm Cottage/ Bijan’s

Scottish Rite Temple


Brickell - Biscayne Boulevard


Miami Circle

Brickell Park & Brickell Mausoleum

Brickell Ave Bridge and Pillar of History Statue

George Nolan House

First Presbytarian Church of Miami

Petit Duoy built for John and Ethel Murrell

St. Jude Melkite Catholic Church

Hahn Building

Dr. Jackson’s Medical Office / Dade Heritage Trust

Southside School


Simpson Park and Historic South Miami Avenue

Bayfront Park

Julia Tuttle Statue at Bayfront Park

Torch of Friendship

Fire Station No. 4

Miami’s Oldest Bar / Tobacco Road


Little Havana - Calle Ocho - Riverside


Tower Theater

Miami River Inn/Roam Miami (scroll down to read history)

South River Drive Historic District 400 block of SW 1st Street and SW 2nd Street - 100 block of SW South River Drive

historic_sites_img_32Cuba Ocho


Other places to see…

Little Havana Art District

Viernes Culturales

Manuel Artime Theater

J. W. Warner House / Cuban Ballet

Tower Hotel (under renovation)

Hubbard-Alvarez Bungalow

Plaza De La Cubanidad

Domino Park/Maximo Gomez Park, Star Walk

Cuban Memorial Boulevard

Casa Panza

While exploring Little Havana, make sure to visit a Cuban Cigar Factory.

After a morning of sightseeing, stop in at Versailles Restaurant

for a taste of authentic Cuban cuisine and un cortadito.

Little Havana Guide


Coconut Grove


Vizcaya Museum & Garden

The Barnacle Historic State Park

Plymouth Congregational Church and the Old Schoolhouse

The Kampong


Other places to see…

Make sure to take Main Highway, Bayshore Drive and Tigertail Avenue

Miami City Hall at the Pan American Seaplane Base and Terminal

Peacock Park

El Jardin/Carrollton School

Villa Woodbine

Women’s Club of Coconut Grove

The Pagoda at Ransom Everglades School

Ermita de la Caridad

Coconut Grove Library

Grave of Eva Amelia Hewitt Munroe

Marjory Stoneman Douglas House (City of Miami Site), Marjory Stoneman Douglas House (Educational Site)  -

Sunshine Fruit Company Inn

Caleb Trapp/Trapp Homestead

Philip Dusenbury House

Dr. Emerson Ayar’s House

Mariah Brown House

E.W.F. Stirrup House / Conch House Example

Charles Avenue

Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church

Charlotte Jane Memorial Park Cemetery/Coconut Grove Cemetery

Coconut Grove Playhouse


Key Biscayne


Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center

Virginia Key Beach Park

Cape Florida Lighthouse & Lightkeeper’s Cottage (Bill Baggs State Park) / Lighthousefriends.com

Miami Seaquarium/Art Deco Dome

Key Biscayne Heritage Trail

Other places to see…

Gardens at Crandon Park / Old Zoo and Crandon Park Carousel

Miami Marine Stadium


Fowey Rocks Light


Coral Gables

Image of Biltmore Hotel - Coral Gables, Coral Gables

Map your route to see various city entrances, plazas and themed villages.

Miracle Mile – Coral Way – Alhambra Circle – Granada Boulevard – Riviera Drive


Coral Gables Museum

Coral Gables House/ Merrick House

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

The Miracle Theater

The Biltmore Hotel

Venetian Pool

The Colonnade Hotel

Ponce de Leon and Aragon Avenue

La Palma Ristorante

Hotel St. Michel


Other places to see…

Drive down Coral Way to the City Hall & Historic District.

Meander along Alhambra Circle to the Alhambra Water Tower.

Coral Gables Congregational Church

The Church of the Little Flower

Desoto Fountain – Columbus Blvd – Salvadore Park

Country Club Prado Entrance and Entrance to Central Miami

Doc Dammer’s House

Coral Gables Women’s Club

Weiland Clinic/Books & Books

H. George Fink Studio

Coral Gables Elementary School, now Coral Gables Preparatory Academy

Coral Gables Library

Matheson Hammock Park & Beach

and Redfish Grill

Montgomery Botanical Center

Hardee Road – http://blog.ewm.com/files/2011/02/Coral-Gables-museum2-300x189.jpgCoco Plum Circle – Old Cutler Road

Coco Plum Women’s Club

Pinewood Cemetery

MacFarlane Historic District


Guide to Coral Gables



South Miami - Pinecrest - Kendall



Sunset Road – Red Road

Pinecrest Gardens

Doc Thomas House

Dice House at Continental Park

Other places to see…

Miami Dade-Fire Station #49, Dorn Building

Richards/Erwin Homestead and the Wheeler House


Laesch-Bartram House

Sunset Elementary School

Pinewood Cemetery - (also listed in Coral Gables)

Allen’s Drugstore


Stroll around downtown South Miami or

stop by the Wayside Market on Red Road for a smoothie.


Palmetto Bay - Homestead - Redland - Florida City


Deering Estate at Cutler

Coral Castle

Biscayne National Park & Boca Chita Lighthouse

Everglades National Park

Flamingo Mission 66 & Shark Valley

Art South

 Other places to see…

Cauley Square Historic Village

Gold Coast Railroad Museum

Historic Homestead Town Hall Museum

Pioneer Guild Hall & Pioneer Museum

Redland Hotel

http://www.redlandriot.com/JPEG/1883PioneerMuseum300.jpgHomestead Historic Downtown District

Seminole Theater

Nike Missile Site 69

William Anderson’s General Store and the Silver Palm Schoolhouse (see Endangered List)

Fruit & Spice Park

Fuch’s Bakery

 Plan to visit a local nursery or stop to pick berries

at Burr’s Farm or Knausberry Farms

 Neva King Cooper Elementary School

Silver Palm Drive

Luther Chandler Home, Mindermann House, Palm Lodge, McMinn-Horne House

Find more info from Rob's Redland Riot Self-Guided Tour




Miami / A Sense of Place - A Celebration of Time

Greater Miami and the Beaches

Coral Gables Memory

Florida Department of State Division of Historical Resources

Florida Division of Cultural Affairs

Florida Memory Division of Library and Information Services

Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau

Library of Congress (for kids & families)

Miami Community Redevelopment Agency

Miami Downtown Development Authority


Great Images of Historic Miami Phillip Pessar's Photos

Endangered List


Coconut Grove Playhouse

Bahamian Cottages and Charles Avenue

Anderson’s Corner & Mindermann House

Little Havana Bungalows

Lyric Theater campaign to reopen

Magic City Park

Dr. Dupuis Medical Office and Drugstore

Dorsey Memorial Library

Calusa Playhouse

Edgewater Neighborhood

Preservation Organizations

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American Institute of Architects

Dade Heritage Trust

Historic Preservation Association of Coral Gables

Florida Trust for Historic Preservation

Miami Design Preservation League

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Preservation Miami

Preserving Our Past: A Guide to Historic Preservation in Coral Gables

South Florida National Parks Trust

The Villagers


Preservation Boards







City of Miami: Historic Preservation

Hialeah Preservation Board

Historic and Environmental Preservation Board

Homestead Preservation Board

Miami Beach Preservation Board

Miami Dade County Preservation Board

Miami Shores Preservation Board

Miami Springs Preservation Board

Opa Locka Preservation Board

Palmetto Bay Preservation Board

Pinecrest Historic Board

South Miami Preservation Board

Sunny Isles Beach Preservation Board

Historical Societies

Miami Springs Historical Society

Florida Historical Society

The Barnacle Society

Key Biscayne Historical Society

Miami Pioneers and Natives of Dade

University Departments Associated with Historic Preservation

University of Miami School of Architecture, Historic Preservation Certificate Program

Florida International University, Museum Studies Certificate Program

Miami Dade College School of Architecture & Design

Neighborhood and Homeowners Associations

Bay Point Property Owners Association

Bayside Residents Association

Brickell Homeowners Association

Buena Vista Homeowners Association

Coconut Grove Park Homeowners Association

Davis Harbor Homeowners Association

Magnolia Park Neighborhood

Mimo Biscayne Association

Miami Registered Homeowners Associations

Miami Dade County Homeowners Associations