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1960 - View of the Palmetto Expressway, W. 49th Street and western Hialeah (no text)

1960 - View of the Palmetto Expressway, W. 49th Street and western Hialeah (no text)

Hialeah, Florida

This view is looking south-south-east and features the Palmetto Expressway with two lanes each running north-south from the lower left corner to the upper right corner. All intersections in the north end of the county were grade level with stop signs for intersection side streets. They later put a blinking red light for traffic on W. 49th Street/N. W. 103rd Street, which is depicted in the upper right corner running towards the upper left corner.

W. 12th Avenue (Ludlam Road) is seen in the upper left corner about 1/3rd down and there is no development to the right (west) of it except for the City of Hialeah Dump which ran from W. 12th Avenue to the equivalent of W. 14th Avenue and north of the W. 53rd Street equivalent. The road running from the left edge near the bottom to the Palmetto was W. 68th Street/NW 114th Street. W. 60th Street had not been extended west of W. 12th Avenue yet.

Some development on W. 49th Street (Palm Springs Mile from W. 4th to W. 12th Avenues) is seen in the upper left corner east of W. 12th Avenue.

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Estela 05-Oct-2014 06:59
I second that! There was nothing west of 12th Ave and 49th St for the longest time. It was all pasture land. Growth followed in the late 60's to early 70's. But now just to think that west of 12th Ave and north of W 53rd St, this was a dump site? Wow! I'm glad I didn't buy a house out there. Now I know why 53rd St is so "hilly" from 12th to 14th Ave! If those poor homeowners only knew what kind of land their homes currently sit on?? Also, another point to make is that from NW 114th St (aka W 60th St) south to 110th St between W 4th & 12th Ave, this area is still known as "unincorporated Dade County".
Guest 22-Jan-2012 01:13
This is amazing to see.
Guest 12-Sep-2011 01:02
I can remember my Dad saying who the heck is going to drive all the way out there to go anywhere? LOL Who knew?