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1962 - Downtown Miami looking north from the Everglades Hotel

1962 - Downtown Miami looking north from the Everglades Hotel

Downtown Miami, Florida

A nice view of the old Port of Miami with a U. S. Navy warship in port on the upper right side.

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Mary Anne C 12-Mar-2011 05:53
Just at the north end of the Bayfront Park is the Bayfront Auditorium. We had our dance recitals there for many years in the 50s and 60s. Maryen Lorraine School of Dance--she had six locations and maybe five or six classes in every location.
kinseeker26-Apr-2010 17:32
Notice the windows in the rooftop pool. You could sit in the bar and watch the swimmers. They may have had bikini clad mermaids as an attraction for the bar. I know that they had a bubble curtain that could be turned on for privacy in the pool in the daytime.
Also notice that the shipwreck from 1935 has been removed from the entrance to Bayfront Park and Pier 5.
Just north of the Everglades was the Biscayne Terrace on 4th St., and the Alcazar is on fifth street and the Blvd.
You can see the parking lot of the First Christian Church behind the Biscayne Terrace and directly across from the parking lot is the Three Score & Ten Club.
Nancy 18-Jun-2009 18:08
I lived in the Everglades Hotel in 1961 because my dad Russel l Abbott worked there and we had just relocated to Florida from Ohio. I still have a lot of fond memories of that time before we moved to Pembroke Pines in Broward, and looking at this picture is like looking at one of them. I have to say I wish someone did a Broward Couty site like this. I remember the torch and a park across the street from the hotel as our room was ocean side. Can anyone remember if the pier was next to the park? Was it that pier 5 in one of these pictures? Anyway thanks for the memories.
Guest 06-Mar-2008 10:11
This is great.... you almost see the old Sears & Roebuck store as you look north on
Biscayne Blvd.
Guest 09-Jan-2008 17:23
What a wonderful stimulus for some old memories! While at the U of M from 1947 thru 1950 Iworked in the Everglades Hotel with a swing'en radio station..."WMIE...FROM THE BEAUTIFUL EVERGLADES HOTEL ON BISCAYNE BLVD IN DOWNTOWN MIAMI". Great DJ's...Lee Taylor and a guy from NY,named Art Green (he drove a Jag.) Barry Grey...working out of the Copa, and another great entertainer from the 30's ...Little Jack Little, my particular friend and drinking companion...remember, "It's only a Shanty in Old Shanty Town". The station was owned/runned by Bob Venn another fabulous
human being. The swimming pool and especially the BAR was my home away from home! Other names are comming to me....Ronnie Jones, Dave O'shea. Ah well......

Ray 17-Oct-2007 01:52
See that tower above the E on the hotel? That was Florida's first TV station, WTVJ, channel 4. The studios were a few blocks to the west. But this was where the transmitter was. In about 1950, WTVJ moved to a new 1000' tower near the Dade/Broward line. They let one of the channel 2's use the site and the transmitter for a while. After that, I believe WTVJ made it a Channel 4 site again and kept it for many years as backup transmitter site. I think in the 1980s they stopped that and the tower was replaced by one of the first cellular telephone sites in the City.

Note the pool on the roof. Other then the Miami News/Freedom Tower in the upper left corner, I doubt if much else is still standing today. This building was torn down just a few years ago. Too bad it couldn't have been saved.