1950s Guide

Title: Bayfront Park Bandshell (Opening Night)

Description: The new band shell opened on July 28, 1950, the city’s fifty-fourth birthday, as well as the fiftieth birthday of the Miami Women’s Club. An estimated 12,500 people, more than three times the capacity, were in attendance. The show lasted from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m.

Contributor(s): Ulises/Daniel

Date: 1950

Format: jpeg

Rights: Creative Commons License

Physical Location: http://www.pbase.com

 

Title: Aerial View of Bayfront Park

Description: Although neither the parking nor the convention center plans reached fruition and despite a public outcry, Bayfront Park did become the site of a new $1.2 main library facility in 1951. Two stories tall, with mezzanine levels, the marble clad building was airy and bright. The new building was the first central home for the city’s fledgling library system after several temporary venues in previous decades. Its location in the park, however, was unfortunate since it blocked the view of the bay from East Flagler Street. The outcry against the new building in the park prompted the state’s Garden Clubs to pressure the Florida Legislature to pass a law by the mid-1950s which prohibited the construction of additional structures in Bayfront Park.

Contributor(s): Ulises/Daniel

Date: 1951

Format: jpeg

Rights: Creative Commons License

Physical Location: http://www.bayfrontparkmiami.com

 

Title: Avocado Trailer Park

Description: 1170 NW 79th Street, Miami, Florida

Contributor(s): Ulises/Daniel

Date: 1952

Format: jpeg

Rights: Creative Commons License

Physical Location: http://www.bayfrontparkmiami.com

1921 NW 79th Street, Miami, FL

Replacement of the NW 36th Street Bridge over the Miami River canal plans

Lawn Mower Center at 1501 NW 79th Street

The Allan Paint and Hardware Store on the SW corner of NW 79th Street and 16th Avenue (1951)

Tony’s Cleaner and Laundry, Peggy’s Beauty Salon, Lena’s and Flora’s Flower Shop, corner of NW 79th Street and 16th Avenue (1951)

Filers Hardware store on the SW corner of NW 7th Avenue and 95th Street (1951)

NW corner of 7th Avenue and 95th Street (1951)

79th Street Causeway (1952)

Matheson Hammock and the Beach Pavilion (1954)

Matheson Hammock Postcard

Park & Shop City on NW 27th Avenue between 79th and 95th Streets (1955)

The Ainsley Building (1955)

Barfield Instruments with the National Airlines hangar in background, east of LeJeune Road at NW 29th Street

Miami City Hall at Dinner Key (1956)

Letter to Miami Marlins from Miami Mayor Randy Christmas about start of AAA baseball in Miami

The Miami News building on NW 7th Street (1958)

Carol City Town Hall (1957)

Miami Herald Relocation Plans (1959)

21101 to 21105 S. Federal Highway (1959)

Ferrara’s Spic ‘n Span Quick Service Laundry at 8512 NW 7th Avenue (1957)

Description: Miami Seaquarium

Contributor(s): Ulises/Daniel

Date: date of original

Format: tiff, jpeg, or pdf

Rights: Creative commons

 

Physical Location: miami.about.com/od/photosofmiami/ig/miami-historic-photo-gallery

Miami Seaquarium (1958)

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