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1952 - aerial view of the west end of the 79th Street Causeway in Miami, Florida
16-MAR-1952 SUS of Florida

1952 - aerial view of the west end of the 79th Street Causeway in Miami, Florida

79th Street Causeway, Miami, Florida


I presume that the infamous and beloved Pecker's Point makeout parking spot is visible in this image as mentioned by comments in other photos and galleries?


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Stan 31-Jan-2012 21:04
we used to park with our dates in the fifties after the movies near here and there was a vetnerian's office just west on 79th St.
JohnT 23-Apr-2011 22:46
AHA Yes I remember Pecker's Point very well.
kinseeker26-Apr-2010 01:43
What an amazing picture. Probably taken from the blimp. Mike Gordons was on the north side of the causeway and what you see here is his bait shack and the pier where boats could tie up to buy bait for fishing the bay. On the south side of the causeway Billys was torn down in the mid 60s and an upscale dockside restaurant called Sip & Sup was built there. It was run by a real nice Jewish couple. I worked there in 65 and 66 during the summers between college terms.
The island visible in the lower left corner of the picture is Belle Meade Island...very upscale homes. I remember I had a crush on Susie Peters who lived there.
In the early 1960s my brother and I would launch our little 8 foot pram from the beach on Pecker's Point.
Bob Sara 30-Oct-2009 19:25
Don, my father told me once that Mike Gordon used to sell bait before he opened the restaurant. That could be what the small building and dock is just above the bridge on the mainland. My dad's sister Mary and her husband Jim Barrett owned Mary's Market on NW 79 Street around NW 12th Ave during this time, and they were good friends of Mike Gordon. In the late 50's and early 60's they would take me to Mikes for dinner often, and he would always come to the table and sit and chat with them.
Don Boyd10-Aug-2009 20:09
That's where Mike Gordon's was but I don't know if it was Mike Gordon's then, plus the building is considerably smaller than the restaurant most of us remember. Good question and I hope someone with knowledge will answer up.

Don
Patty Kelly Davenport 10-Aug-2009 18:28
The docks on the right as you enter the mainland... Was that Mike Gordon's restaurant? When was that built?
Lee Martines28-Jun-2009 05:58
Actually only a part of the small island known as Pecker's Point is visible at the right of the picture. As the causeway enters the mainland to the left, the first property is Billy's Drive-In Restaurant, a favorite of the Miami Edison crowd.