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1966 - the bayfront area of downtown Miami and the Brickell area
JUL-1966 1966 Dave Kleylein

1966 - the bayfront area of downtown Miami and the Brickell area

Downtown Miami, Florida


Thank you to former Miamian Dave Kleylein (William Jennings Bryan Elementary, North Miami Junior High, North Miami High, and Norland High Class of 1962) for contributing this great image of an area that has totally changed since the photo was taken.

The First National Bank of Miami is prominent in the photo, with the large surface parking lots between it and the Dupont Plaza Hotel. Claughton Island, now Brickell Key and chock a block full of high-rises, is being cleared in the background on the left side.


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Guest 04-May-2008 14:01
There's Claughton Island! Would Mr. Claughton be surprised if he saw it now as Brickell Key loaded with high rise buildings. Mr. Claughton was an attorney and a nice fellow (my sister worked for him out of high school). Across from the now Brickell Key is the Brickell area shoreline, also loaded with high rise buildings, including one where my husband and I live after selling our Gable's home. We are in transition to leaving Miami for retirement and wanted the "experience" of living on the water for a couple years. It's fantastic!
Jane Steel Wilken 23-Apr-2008 21:09
McCarthy, Steel, Hector & Davis was a law firm. My father was Bill Steel. Before moving into this building, the firm (different name then) was in the Ingrahm Building. In the 80s the firm moved into, what was then, the new/TALL bank building in the same area. It's been several years now that the firm was taken over by a midwestern firm.
Laura Long 20-Mar-2008 21:33
Now I am showing my age, I think McCarthy Steel Hector and Davis, not lawyers but insurance people was the first job I had prior to this one and they were located from my memory around 37th av and Flagler, I believe. Actually, I forget the name of the law firm that I worked for. Forgive me for being wrong.
Laura Long 20-Mar-2008 21:30
I worked in this building in 1973 - 1974 for a law firm, McCarthy, Steele, Hector & Davis. I forget what floor they were on. I remember by this time, Downtown Miami was kind of scary after dark for a young female. I had missed the 5:15 bus one time and had to wait for another, and was very afraid. But I do love the view.