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1962 - aerial view of Miami Beach from the Goodyear Blimp Mayflower
JAN-1962 Don Boyd

1962 - aerial view of Miami Beach from the Goodyear Blimp Mayflower

Lincoln Road and Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida

The view is looking north-northwest. The large building at the northwest corner of the Lincoln Road and Washington Avenue intersection was the home office of Miami Beach Federal Savings & Loan Association, the #2 federally chartered savings and loan in the country. My dad worked there in the 50's and 60's until he transferred to the Norwood branch to be closer to home. Miami Beach Federal's name was changed to Financial Federal in the 70's because of branch offices established on the mainland. Financial Federal then became NationsBank and then part of Bank of America.

The Miami Beach Auditorium is above Miami Beach Federal further north on Washington Avenue.

As I recall, Lincoln Road was turned into a pedestrian mall only a year or two before this photo was taken.

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kinseeker26-Apr-2010 04:51
We attended and sang in the choir of the Billy Graham Crusade at the Convention Center in 1961. That was such a huge building but it seems small today.
Ray17-Jul-2008 03:16
About the bank building, its has the big digital clock you can see for miles. I think the big lot just north of the bank was converted into a 2 floor garage in the 1960's and was only recently torn down. Another surface lot in the photo is now a large garage.

A couple years after this was taken, what TV show would be done live from this area?

Can you name the octagon shaped building NNE of the bank?

Something was built just west of the auditorium that replaced another building on Washington at about 11th... What moved?

See all those parking spaces just west of the auditorium? Just think about how much money each one of those spaces has made the city over the years. I'm sure I've spent at least $100 to park there.