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1926 - Miamis new drydock, a result of the Hurricane of 1926
18-SEP-1926 Florida State Archives

1926 - Miami's new drydock, a result of the Hurricane of 1926

Downtown Miami, Florida


Henry Flagler's Royal Palm Hotel in the background on the left side between the boats.

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kinseeker26-Apr-2010 05:46
As a kid in the 1950s I remember one of these boats was still on shore where NE 5th street met the bay. The entrance to Bayfront Park and the auditorium featured this steamship as its entrance attractant.
radio lady 13-Feb-2010 09:17
Mr. Bass -- We seem to have grown up in the same area. I, too went to Kinlock schools. But I don't remember the golf course (that would have been right where my church was), or the trolley, or the Seminole villages. We lived near LeJeune and NW. 7th. Remember the old Drive In? Or Kelly's Hamburger Stand?
radio lady 13-Feb-2010 09:15
Loretto -- My dad also arrived in Miami on the day following the '26 hurricane. He was joining his day, who live in So. Beach. He remembers thinking that docking the ships up on dry land would make if very difficult to get them back into the water! Wouldn't it have been ironic if they had been on the same ship? He was on the Clyde Lines Steamer Iroquois.
Guest 07-Nov-2009 22:20
My mother arrived in Miami the day after the 1926 hurricane as a new bride. The apartment my dad had rented had only the plumbing pipes showing. As they arrived at the building, they looked up and saw the tub extended out from the pipe and there were no walls. They talked about all of the boats that were blown up on nesr the buildings and other unusual places. That generation really weathered many terrible storms and ended up the greatest generation! God bless them all!
Loretto
Guest 19-May-2007 13:36
Guest
Iwas at the game when Miami Edison finally beat Miami High
Guest 20-Apr-2007 21:07
Great site - I came to Miami in 1926 as an infant. Grew up in South West and North West area around Douglas Road. We actually lived in the "Dr. Douglas" home that he had to move out of Coral Gables when they put a restriction on wooden home. He moved the two story house just across Douglas Road - 1100 SW 36th Court. Remember the Blue Bird Drive In. How about Tommy's Night Club or Charlie & Charlie's grocery store on 8th Street and 36th Court.

Rode the Streetcars for .03 cents - could get a transfer to Coral Gables or Miami Beach lines. The Olympic Theatre - was head usher in the balcony in early 40's.

If you got out as far as the Wildcat Store at Red Road and Flagler, you were in the edge of the Everglades. One of the Seminole Indian Villages was on LeJune just off NW 7th Street. The other one was on NW 22nd Avenue when there was no bridge over the Miami River.

Miami Senior High dominating High School football - Edison had not beaten them in 25 years. Sonia Heney (sp) was one of the acts that opened the Orange Bowl.

Three radio stations - WQAM, WIOD and WKAT. Three newspapers - Miami Herald, Miami Daily News and the Tribune. Tribune was an early afternoon paper and disappeared in late 30's or easrly 40's.

How about the .03 cents soft drink. West Flagler Gold Course that ran down Flagler Street from 37th Avenue to LeJune. Walker or rode bike to Kinloch Park Elementry and Junion High daily. When moved to SW section attended Coral Gables when it was in the center of Coral Gables.

Who can forget the Tower Theatre - movies .10 cents. At the Gables Theatre you got in free if you were a "Patrol Boy" and wore your badge.

Greater Miami was the greatest place to be a child that you can name. There are so many memories that its awesome.

I went into the Navy from Miami High when WWII commenced. My parents owned French Benzol Laundry and Dry Cleaners.

Alfred Bass
Guest 20-Apr-2007 21:06
Great site - I came to Miami in 1926 as an infant. Grew up in South West and North West area around Douglas Road. We actually lived in the "Dr. Douglas" home that he had to move out of Coral Gables when they put a restriction on wooden home. He moved the two story house just across Douglas Road - 1100 SW 36th Court. Remember the Blue Bird Drive In. How about Tommy's Night Club or Charlie & Charlie's grocery store on 8th Street and 36th Court.

Rode the Streetcars for .03 cents - could get a transfer to Coral Gables or Miami Beach lines. The Olympic Theatre - was head usher in the balcony in early 40's.

If you got out as far as the Wildcat Store at Red Road and Flagler, you were in the edge of the Everglades. One of the Seminole Indian Villages was on LeJune just off NW 7th Street. The other one was on NW 22nd Avenue when there was no bridge over the Miami River.

Miami Senior High dominating High School football - Edison had not beaten them in 25 years. Sonia Heney (sp) was one of the acts that opened the Orange Bowl.

Three radio stations - WQAM, WIOD and WKAT. Three newspapers - Miami Herald, Miami Daily News and the Tribune. Tribune was an early afternoon paper and disappeared in late 30's or easrly 40's.

How about the .03 cents soft drink. West Flagler Gold Course that ran down Flagler Street from 37th Avenue to LeJune. Walker or rode bike to Kinloch Park Elementry and Junion High daily. When moved to SW section attended Coral Gables when it was in the center of Coral Gables.

Who can forget the Tower Theatre - movies .10 cents. At the Gables Theatre you got in free if you were a "Patrol Boy" and wore your badge.

Greater Miami was the greatest place to be a child that you can name. There are so many memories that its awesome.

I went into the Navy from Miami High when WWII commenced. My parents owned French Benzol Laundry and Dry Cleaners.

Alfred Bass
Guest 20-Apr-2007 21:06
Great site - I came to Miami in 1926 as an infant. Grew up in South West and North West area around Douglas Road. We actually lived in the "Dr. Douglas" home that he had to move out of Coral Gables when they put a restriction on wooden home. He moved the two story house just across Douglas Road - 1100 SW 36th Court. Remember the Blue Bird Drive In. How about Tommy's Night Club or Charlie & Charlie's grocery store on 8th Street and 36th Court.

Rode the Streetcars for .03 cents - could get a transfer to Coral Gables or Miami Beach lines. The Olympic Theatre - was head usher in the balcony in early 40's.

If you got out as far as the Wildcat Store at Red Road and Flagler, you were in the edge of the Everglades. One of the Seminole Indian Villages was on LeJune just off NW 7th Street. The other one was on NW 22nd Avenue when there was no bridge over the Miami River.

Miami Senior High dominating High School football - Edison had not beaten them in 25 years. Sonia Heney (sp) was one of the acts that opened the Orange Bowl.

Three radio stations - WQAM, WIOD and WKAT. Three newspapers - Miami Herald, Miami Daily News and the Tribune. Tribune was an early afternoon paper and disappeared in late 30's or easrly 40's.

How about the .03 cents soft drink. West Flagler Gold Course that ran down Flagler Street from 37th Avenue to LeJune. Walker or rode bike to Kinloch Park Elementry and Junion High daily. When moved to SW section attended Coral Gables when it was in the center of Coral Gables.

Who can forget the Tower Theatre - movies .10 cents. At the Gables Theatre you got in free if you were a "Patrol Boy" and wore your badge.

Greater Miami was the greatest place to be a child that you can name. There are so many memories that its awesome.

I went into the Navy from Miami High when WWII commenced. My parents owned French Benzol Laundry and Dry Cleaners.

Alfred Bass