Trains


Title: Florida East Cost Railway Expansion
Description:
Contributor: Kristen Argalas and Stephannie Ruiz
Format: JPEG
Sources: “The Railroad Stations in Dade County” By Seth Bramson.


Title: Building Typologies
Description:
Contributor: Kristen Argalas
Format: JPEG


Title: Building Typologies
Description:
Contributor: Stephannie Ruiz
Format: JPEG

Title: Lemon City Station
Location: North East 4th Court and 59th Street Miami, Florida
Description: Wood structure on the north side of Miami.
Contributor: Kristen Argalas and Stephannie Ruiz
Date: Unknown
Format: JPEG
Rights: Seth Bramson
Physical Location: Speedway to sunshine: the story of the Florida East Coast Railway. 1984.

Title: FEC Downtown Miami Station.
Location: North West 3rd Street and 1st Avenue in downtown Miami, Florida.
Description: The FEC Miami Station was a wooden structure built in 1896. The importance of the FEC train system in Miami is clearly evident through the adjacency of the Miami courthouse built in 1925-1928.
Contributor: Kristen Argalas.
Date: 1930′s
Format: JPEG
Rights: History Miami Museum
Physical Location: History Miami Photographic Archives

Title: Busy FEC Miami Station
Location: North West 3rd Street and 1st Avenue in downtown Miami, Florida.
Description: The FEC Miami Station during the 1920′s boom. This image illustrates how contested the station could become.
Contributor: Kristen Argalas
Date: 1920′s
Format: JPEG
Rights: History Miami Museum
Physical Location: History Miami Photographic Archives

Title: Slow FEC Miami Station
Location: North West 3rd Street and 1st Avenue in downtown Miami, Florida.
Description: Towards the middle of the 20th century rail transportation began to halt. Notice the lack of activity of trains.
Contributor: Kristen Argalas
Date: 1957
Format: JPEG
Rights: History Miami Museum
Physical Location: History Miami Photographic Archives

Title: Ingraham Building
Architect/ Builder: Turner Construction Co., Schultze & Weaver
Built: 1926-1927
Location: 25 South East 2nd Avenue Miami, Florida
Description: The building was constructed for the Model Land Company, the real estate division of Henry Flagler’s Florida East Coast Railway, with a Renaissance Revival architectural style. Exterior cladding of limestone allowed the building to have regional relevance within South Florida. The Building was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1989. The Ingraham Building held the FEC City Ticket Office.
Contributor: Kristen Argalas
Date: Unknown. Image depicts present day condition.
Format: JPEG
Rights: Ingraham Building Private Owners
Physical Location: http://www.ingrahambuilding.com/home.htm

Title: FEC Buena Vista vs. Current day Midtown
Location: Approximately North East 36th Street, North of 29th Street, West of North East 2nd Avenue, and East of North Miami Avenue.
Description: Left: Buena Vista yards, owned by FEC, used the property as a storage yard for freight containers and storage of agricultural goods. 56 acres of land was sold to Biscayne Development Partners, LLC. in 2002.
Right: Design rendering of Midtown which consists of residential and retail space. Designed to be a vibrant city within a city. Completed 2005.
Contributor: Kristen Argalas
Date: Left: 2001. Right: 2002
Format: JPEG
Rights: City of Miami Economic Initiatives
Physical Location: http://www.miamigov.com/economicdevelopment/pages/ProjectsInitiatives/BuenaVista.asp

Title: Coconut Grove FEC Rail Station
Location: South West 37th Avenue and U.S. 1
Description: Wood structure which was built as Flagler pushed the FEC southward towards Key West. This station served as both a passenger and cargo depot. Goods from the neighboring agriculture farms feed the need for this station.
Contributor: Kristen Argalas
Date: Unknown
Format: JPEG
Rights: History Miami Museum
Physical Location: History Miami Photographic Archives

Title: Little River Station
Location: During the 1950′s functioned as a single story structure, pictured above with a recently completed second story.
Description: Two story wood structure with platform.
Contributor:  Stephannie Ruiz
Date: January 27, 1961
Format: JPEG
Rights: Seth Bramson
Physical Location: Speedway to sunshine: the story of the Florida East Coast Railway. 1984.

Title: Miami Station
Location: Located on the now site of the Freedom Tower and Miami News Building.
Description: Originally constructed as a wooden temporary box-like structure in the late 1890′s.
Contributor:  Stephannie Ruiz
Date: Late 1896
Format: JPEG
Rights: Seth Bramson
Physical Location: Speedway to sunshine: the story of the Florida East Coast Railway. 1984.

Title: Southside FEC Platform
Location: Just south of South West 8th Street and South Miami Avenue.
Description: A wooden platform type station. Southside FEC Platform was the southern most stop within the city of Miami limits. This image illustrates how the community grew around train stations.
Contributor: Kristen Argalas and Stephannie Ruiz
Date: 1920′s
Format: JPEG
Rights: Seth Bramson
Physical Location: Speedway to sunshine: the story of the Florida East Coast Railway. 1984.

Title: FEC Flagler Dixie Train
Description: The 420-passenger line ran between Miami and Chicago, making stops all along Florida’s east coast.
Contributor: Kristen Argalas
Date: 1941
Format: JPEG
Rights: History Miami Museum
Physical Location: History Miami Photographic Archives

Title: Latin band greeting a visitor
Location: Miami, Florida
Description: A Latin band greets a passenger as she arrived in Miami, Florida. This image was circulated throughout FEC’s publications. The image created an idea of magic and exotic living.
Contributor: Kristen Argalas
Date: unknown
Format: JPEG
Rights: History Miami Museum
Physical Location: History Miami Photographic Archives

Title: Henry M. Flagler sitting near tracks
Location: Unknown
Description: Henry M.Flagler sits besides his work, creating the Florida East Coast Railway starting with obtaining and operation different railroads from St. Augustine to Daytona. Flagler  continued his work in unifying the railroads in eventually creating and incorporating Florida East Coast Railway by 1895 and bringing it to south Florida by way of West Pam Beach to Biscayne Bay, Miami in 1986.
Contributor: Stephannie e. Ruiz
Date: unknown
Format: JPEG
Rights: Henry Morrison Flagler Museum
Physical Location: http://www.flaglermuseum.us/history/florida-east-coast-railway

Title: Baggage carts in front of the FEC Miami Railway Station
Location: FEC Miami Railway Station
Description: Luggage carts outside the station depict a time when the FEC was operating primarily as a passenger carrying railway.  Henry M. Flagler built many hotels along ‘stops’ or towns he helped to establish to bring tourism and commerce down south to Miami. Many residents were impressed by his dedication in developing the city and Flagler was offered the opportunity to have Miami be named in his honor, which he declined in a humble nature, and suggested the town keep its original and current name, Miami.
Contributor: Stephannie e. Ruiz
Date: 1921
Format: JPEG
Rights: HistoricalFlorida.com
Physical Location: http://www.historicalflorida.com/pages/collections/dade.html

Title: FEC Railway Advertisement
Location: Print Advertisement
Description: A printed advertisement describing the FEC as the “New Route to the Panama Canal.” Also  highlighting Flagler’s other business in Miami, the Royal Palm Hotel and the weather.
Contributor: Stephannie e. Ruiz
Date: 1913
Format: JPEG
Rights: unknown
Physical Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:1913_Florida_East_Coast_Railway_advert.jpg

Title: “The East Coast of Florida is Paradise Regained”
Location: Print Advertisement
Description: Advertisement highlighting the Florida East Coast Railway shortly after the extension to Miami from Palm Beach had been completed.
Contributor: Stephannie e. Ruiz
Date: 1898
Format: JPEG
Rights: Florida Center for Instructional Technology, College of Education, the University of South Florida
Physical Location: http://fcit.usf.edu/florida/maps/pages/3500/f3561/f3561.htm

Title: “Where Shadows Play Through Dancing Palms”
Location: Print Advertisement
Description: FEC  Railway continuing to advertise the luxuries that South Florida  would offer once upon a trip south to stay at one of Flagler’s hotels.
Contributor: Stephannie e. Ruiz
Date: 1928
Format: JPEG
Rights: unknown
Physical Location: http://www.vintageadbrowser.com/transportation-ads-1920s/6

Title: East Coast of Florida
Location: Printed Information Packet
Description: FEC  Railway printed information packet listing general information as to railway schedules and locations.
Contributor: Stephannie e. Ruiz
Date: 1910
Format: JPEG
Rights: University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries, Department of Special Collections
Physical Location: http://pompanohistory.com/phc/blog/2005_03_01_pompanohistory_archive.html

Title: Postcard depicting the FEC Railway
Location: Printed Postcard
Description: Postcard printed of a depiction of traveling on the FEC Railway through the orange groves of south Florida which Flagler saw as a possible reason not to extend his tracks to south Florida due to the citrus freezes of 1984/5.  With the contribution of land from private land and business owners Flagler was able to continue his tracks to Miami.
Contributor: Stephannie e. Ruiz
Date: unknown
Format: JPEG
Rights: History of Miami Museum
Physical Location: History Miami Photographic Archives

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