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Don Boyd | profile | all galleries >> Memories of Old Hialeah, Old Miami and Old South Florida Photo Galleries - largest non-Facebook collection on the internet >> 1950 to 1959 Miami Area Historical Photos Gallery - click on image to view tree view | thumbnails | slideshow | map

Memories of Old HIALEAH, Florida - Historical Photo Galleries and Commentaries - click on image to view and read | MIAMI SPRINGS and VIRGINIA GARDENS Historical Photos Gallery - All Years - click on image to view | Support Historic Hialeah Park - racing now through February 17, 2013 | OPA-LOCKA and adjacent areas Historical Photos Gallery - All Years - click on image to view | 1883 to 1919 Miami Area Historical Photos Gallery - click on image to view | 1920 to 1929 Miami Area Historical Photos Gallery - click on image to view | 1930 to 1939 Miami Area Historical Photos Gallery - click on image to view | 1940 to 1949 Miami Area Historical Photos Gallery - click on image to view | 1950 to 1959 Miami Area Historical Photos Gallery - click on image to view | 1960 to 1969 Miami Area Historical Photos Gallery - click on image to view | 1970 to 1999 Miami Area Historical Photos Gallery - click on image to view | 2000 and later Miami Area Photos Gallery - click on image to view | DOWNTOWN Miami, Bayfront Park and Port of Miami Historical Photos Gallery - All Years - click on image to view | Miami and Florida AVIATION Historical Photos Gallery - Airports, Airlines, Aircraft - All Years - click on image to view | Miami Area and South Florida MISSILE BASES Historical Photos Gallery - All Years - click on image to view | South Florida SHOPPING CENTERS, STORES, and MALLS Historical Photos Gallery - All Years - click on image to view | Miami Area HOTELS and MOTELS Historical Photos Gallery - All Years - click on image to view | Miami Area Tourist and Local ATTRACTIONS Historical Photos Gallery - All Years - click on image to view | 6/15/11 - RIP Mr. Haast! Bill HAAST and the MIAMI SERPENTARIUM Photo Gallery - click on image to view | Miami Area RESTAURANTS, Drive-Ins, Bars, Lounges, Liquor Stores, Clubs, Strip Joints, etc. Gallery - All Years - click to view | Miami Area GROCERY STORES and Food Markets Historical Photos Gallery - All Years - click on image to view | Miami Area THEATRES and DRIVE-IN THEATRES Historical Photos Gallery - All Years - click on image to view | Miami Area SCHOOLS, Classes, Teams, Bands, and Clubs Historical Photos Gallery - All Years - click on image to view | Miami Area INDIVIDUALS and GROUPS Historical Photos Gallery - All Years - click on image to view | Miami Area TELEVISION and RADIO PERSONALITIES Historical Photo Gallery - click on image to view | Memories of MUSIC, Radio Stations, Musical Groups and Links to Oldies Videos Photo Gallery - click on image to view | Miami Area CARS, Car Clubs, Car Rental Agencies, Car Dealers, Drag Racing, Auto Shows, Speedways - click on image to view | Miami Area GAS STATIONS Historical Photos gallery - All Years - click on image to view | Old National and Miami Area ADVERTISEMENTS - All Years - click on image to view | Gallery: Do You Remember? - all years - click on image to view | It is spelled Opa-locka, not Opa-Locka, not Opa Locka and not Opa locka - click on image to view gallery | Dade and Broward High School Reunions - Post them here in the comments - click on the image to see planned and past reunions | 2010 - current race/ethnic percentages for Miami-Dade and Broward County High Schools | Eddie Rhodes Riverside Grille, Miami Springs (CLOSED in June 2012) - click on image to view more | Memory Test - where were these photos taken? | Comments from folks who grew up in the 1970's and 80's - click on image to view | VeteranAid.org - valuable information on the little known VA Aid and Attendance Program - click on image to view | Oldest Comments Gallery - August 2006 through July 31, 2008 - closed to new comments - click on image to view | Older Comments Gallery - August 1 thru December 31, 2008 - closed to new comments - click on image to view | Older Comments Gallery - January 1, 2009 thru January 17, 2010 - closed to new comments - click on image to view | OLD Comments Gallery - January 18 thru June 30, 2010 - closed to new comments - click on image to view | OLD Comments Gallery - July 1 through December 31, 2010 - closed to new comments - click on image to view | OLD Comments Gallery - January 1 through June 30, 2011 - closed to new comments - click on image to view | NEW COMMENTS starting July 1, 2011 | Rogues Gallery - photos of our comments gallery contributors - click on image to view | httpuploadpbasecomedit_gallerydonboydmemories_oldcomments4

1950 to 1959 Miami Area Historical Photos Gallery - click on image to view

Many of these photos are from the Florida State Archives and Miami-Dade Building & Zoning Department and all of them were cleaned up and adjusted for exposure, contrast, JPG artifacts, etc. Others were generously contributed by individuals such as Martha Pierson, Rose Farrell Taylor, Jeff Levine, Steve McDonald, Cecil Curry, Ted Crownover, and Stan Meade and we thank them for sharing with us.

There are also 1950's images in the Hotels gallery, the Restaurants gallery, the Individuals/Small Groups gallery, the Attractions gallery, the Downtown gallery, the Schools gallery, etc. Please go to the main Old Miami Memories page at http://www.pbase.com/donboyd/memories to see these other galleries.

For those of you who are new to computing and/or surfing the internet, this is just one page of many pages of photos on this site. The home page for our Old Hialeah/Old Miami galleries is at http://www.pbase.com/donboyd/memories and all the oldie galleries spin off from that page. You can also click on the yellow colored >>Memories of Old Hialeah, Old Miami and Old South Florida Photo Galleries << at top of any page to get back to the main oldies page to search other galleries.

Hopefully you will enjoy seeing the many old images on this page and in the many other historical photo galleries on this website. Perhaps the images and comments have brought back many fond memories of good times for you in the past and have helped you jog your memory of places and people you may have forgotten.

If you have enjoyed this site, as many people say they do, please consider making a financial contribution so I can continue building the site and spending my time working on photos for the enjoyment of many instead of spending my time making money from other endeavors like most other people do. Thank you for your consideration.

1940's - 1950's - a Dressel's Dairy Farm milk box with four Dressel's Dairy bottles
1940's - 1950's - a Dressel's Dairy Farm milk box with four Dressel's Dairy bottles
1950's - the bottom of a milk bottle from Dr. John G. DuPuis' White Belt Dairy, Miami's first dairy farm
1950's - the bottom of a milk bottle from Dr. John G. DuPuis' White Belt Dairy, Miami's first dairy farm
1950's - a milk bottle from Dr. John G. DuPuis' White Belt Dairy, Miami's first dairy farm
1950's - a milk bottle from Dr. John G. DuPuis' White Belt Dairy, Miami's first dairy farm
1950's - a milk bottle from Dr. John G. DuPuis' White Belt Dairy, Miami's first dairy farm
1950's - a milk bottle from Dr. John G. DuPuis' White Belt Dairy, Miami's first dairy farm
1950 - Crowd enjoying a concert at the new Bayfront Park Bandshell in downtown Miami
1950 - Crowd enjoying a concert at the new Bayfront Park Bandshell in downtown Miami
1950 - Aerial view of the Miller Road to Bird Road area
1950 - Aerial view of the Miller Road to Bird Road area
1950 - the South Beach fishing pier
1950 - the South Beach fishing pier
1951 - looking west from Alton Road and Dade Boulevard on Miami Beach
1951 - looking west from Alton Road and Dade Boulevard on Miami Beach
Early 1950's - Boulevard Christian Church at Biscayne Boulevard and 25th Street, Miami
Early 1950's - Boulevard Christian Church at Biscayne Boulevard and 25th Street, Miami
1950's - the Avocado Trailer Park at 1170 NW 79th Street, Miami
1950's - the Avocado Trailer Park at 1170 NW 79th Street, Miami
1950's - the Tradewinds Trailer Park at 1921 NW 79th Street, Miami
1950's - the Tradewinds Trailer Park at 1921 NW 79th Street, Miami
Early 1950's - the Goodyear Blimp L-Ship Enterprise N3A on the northeast side of Watson Island
Early 1950's - the Goodyear Blimp L-Ship Enterprise N3A on the northeast side of Watson Island
1950's - a Re-nu-art (Renuart) lumber yard somewhere in South Florida
1950's - a Re-nu-art (Renuart) lumber yard somewhere in South Florida
1951 - Replacement of the NW 36 Street Bridge over the Miami River Canal plans
1951 - Replacement of the NW 36 Street Bridge over the Miami River Canal plans
1951 - Miami shoreline with Bayfront Park in the foreground
1951 - Miami shoreline with Bayfront Park in the foreground
Mid 1950's - Lawn Mower Center at 1501 NW 79 Street, Miami
Mid 1950's - Lawn Mower Center at 1501 NW 79 Street, Miami
1951 - the Allan Paint and Hardware store on the southwest corner of NW 79 Street and 16 Avenue, Miami
1951 - the Allan Paint and Hardware store on the southwest corner of NW 79 Street and 16 Avenue, Miami
1951 - Tony's Cleaners and Laundry, Peggy's Beauty Salon and Lena's and Flora's Florist Shop, NW 79 Street and 16 Avenue, Miami
1951 - Tony's Cleaners and Laundry, Peggy's Beauty Salon and Lena's and Flora's Florist Shop, NW 79 Street and 16 Avenue, Miami
1951 - Filers Hardware store on the southwest corner of NW 7 Avenue and 95 Street, Miami
1951 - Filers Hardware store on the southwest corner of NW 7 Avenue and 95 Street, Miami
1951 - the northwest corner of NW 7 Avenue and 95 Street, Miami
1951 - the northwest corner of NW 7 Avenue and 95 Street, Miami
1951 - the Northwest corner of NW 7 Avenue and 95 Street, Miami
1951 - the Northwest corner of NW 7 Avenue and 95 Street, Miami
1951 - Beer bar, Mutual Financial Services, Beauty Salon and Venetian Blinds on NW 7 Avenue and 96 Street, Miami
1951 - Beer bar, Mutual Financial Services, Beauty Salon and Venetian Blinds on NW 7 Avenue and 96 Street, Miami
1952 - Burl Grey's boat at a dock at Barney's Bayshore Boat Rentals and where the Miami Herald later built on the bay
1952 - Burl Grey's boat at a dock at Barney's Bayshore Boat Rentals and where the Miami Herald later built on the bay
1952 - aerial view of the west end of the 79th Street Causeway in Miami, Florida
1952 - aerial view of the west end of the 79th Street Causeway in Miami, Florida
1953 - WIOD-AM (later WCKR-AM and back to WIOD) radio broadcast towers off 79th Street Causeway
1953 - WIOD-AM (later WCKR-AM and back to WIOD) radio broadcast towers off 79th Street Causeway
1953 - the Bell Haven Trailer Park pool featured in an ad for a trailer manufacturer, Miami
1953 - the Bell Haven Trailer Park pool featured in an ad for a trailer manufacturer, Miami
1954 - Aerial view of the Golden Glades Interchange looking west
1954 - Aerial view of the Golden Glades Interchange looking west
1954 - Closer aerial view of the Golden Glades Interchange looking west
1954 - Closer aerial view of the Golden Glades Interchange looking west
1954 - the Cloverleaf (Golden Glades Interchange) looking southeast at State Road 9
1954 - the Cloverleaf (Golden Glades Interchange) looking southeast at State Road 9
1954 - Matheson Hammock and the beach pavilion
1954 - Matheson Hammock and the beach pavilion
1955 - Park & Shop City on NW 36th Street and 25th Avenue, Miami
1955 - Park & Shop City on NW 36th Street and 25th Avenue, Miami
1955 - Magnolia Sundries and a Mrs. Natt's Bakery truck at 14570 NW 22nd Avenue, Opa-locka, Florida
1955 - Magnolia Sundries and a Mrs. Natt's Bakery truck at 14570 NW 22nd Avenue, Opa-locka, Florida
1955 - the Ainsley Building in downtown Miami
1955 - the Ainsley Building in downtown Miami
1955 - postcard of sun and surf bathing at Haulover Beach
1955 - postcard of sun and surf bathing at Haulover Beach
1950's - East Coast Fisheries and the River Edge Hotel on the Miami River
1950's - East Coast Fisheries and the River Edge Hotel on the Miami River
1950's - R&J Electric, South Florida Insurance Agency, Lee's Beauty Salon, and Lucille Brunner Real Estate in North Miami Beach
1950's - R&J Electric, South Florida Insurance Agency, Lee's Beauty Salon, and Lucille Brunner Real Estate in North Miami Beach
1950's - Fishing boats and the Jungle Queen tour boat at Pier 5 downtown Miami
1950's - Fishing boats and the Jungle Queen tour boat at Pier 5 downtown Miami
1950's - Peoples Bank of North Miami Beach on NE 125th Street and 12th Avenue, North Miami
1950's - Peoples Bank of North Miami Beach on NE 125th Street and 12th Avenue, North Miami
1950's - Oolite Concrete Company cement truck
1950's - Oolite Concrete Company cement truck
1950's - Matheson Hammock, Coconut Grove
1950's - Matheson Hammock, Coconut Grove
1950's - the Briar Bowl Tobacconist at 108 23rd Street, Miami Beach
1950's - the Briar Bowl Tobacconist at 108 23rd Street, Miami Beach
1950's - SausageTree planted by Mrs. Maude Black in 1907 along Ingraham Highway south of Coconut Grove
1950's - SausageTree planted by Mrs. Maude Black in 1907 along Ingraham Highway south of Coconut Grove
1950's - Imperial Lanes, a relatively new bowling alley on West Dixie Highway in north Dade County
1950's - Imperial Lanes, a relatively new bowling alley on West Dixie Highway in north Dade County
1950's - Honey Hill Pharmacy somewhere in northeastern Dade County
1950's - Honey Hill Pharmacy somewhere in northeastern Dade County
1950's - aerial view looking northeast over downtown Miami, Biscayne Bay and Miami Beach
1950's - aerial view looking northeast over downtown Miami, Biscayne Bay and Miami Beach
1950's - aerial view looking north at Sunny Isles with the famous fishing pier
1950's - aerial view looking north at Sunny Isles with the famous fishing pier
1956 - Barfield Instruments with the National Airlines hangar in background, east of LeJeune Road at NW 29 Street
1956 - Barfield Instruments with the National Airlines hangar in background, east of LeJeune Road at NW 29 Street
1956 - the International City Building and M&M Cafeteria on NW 36 Street, Miami Springs
1956 - the International City Building and M&M Cafeteria on NW 36 Street, Miami Springs
1956 - church on the southwest corner of Drexel Avenue and Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
1956 - church on the southwest corner of Drexel Avenue and Lincoln Road, Miami Beach
1956 - Miami City Hall at Dinner Key
1956 - Miami City Hall at Dinner Key
1956 - Miami Marlins souvenir program
1956 - Miami Marlins souvenir program
1956 - letter to Miami Marlins from Miami Mayor Randy Christmas about start of AAA baseball in Miami
1956 - letter to Miami Marlins from Miami Mayor Randy Christmas about start of AAA baseball in Miami
1956 - meet the men behind your Miami Marlins from the souvenir program
1956 - meet the men behind your Miami Marlins from the souvenir program
1956 or 1957 - Dressel's Dairy Farm (Milam Dairy until 1941) on Milam Dairy Road west of Miami International Airport
1956 or 1957 - Dressel's Dairy Farm (Milam Dairy until 1941) on Milam Dairy Road west of Miami International Airport
1956 or 1957 - The western portion of Miami International Airport, Dressel's Dairy Farm and undeveloped land
1956 or 1957 - The western portion of Miami International Airport, Dressel's Dairy Farm and undeveloped land
1956 or 1957 - The western portion of Miami International Airport, Dressel's Dairy Farm and undeveloped land
1956 or 1957 - The western portion of Miami International Airport, Dressel's Dairy Farm and undeveloped land
1956 or 1957 - Miami Springs, Virginia Gardens, Dressel's Dairy Farm and land west of Miami International Airport
1956 or 1957 - Miami Springs, Virginia Gardens, Dressel's Dairy Farm and land west of Miami International Airport
1956 or 1957 - Miami Springs, Virginia Gardens, Dressel's Dairy Farm and land west of Miami International Airport
1956 or 1957 - Miami Springs, Virginia Gardens, Dressel's Dairy Farm and land west of Miami International Airport
1956 or 1957 - Miami Springs, Virginia Gardens (upper left) and land west of Miami International Airport
1956 or 1957 - Miami Springs, Virginia Gardens (upper left) and land west of Miami International Airport
1956 - Olympia Theatre advertisement in the Miami News for Elvis Presley shows at the theatre on Flagler Street, downtown Miami
1956 - Olympia Theatre advertisement in the Miami News for Elvis Presley shows at the theatre on Flagler Street, downtown Miami
1956 - INFORMATION NEEDED on audience members at the Elvis Presley performance at the Olympia Theatre in Miami
1956 - INFORMATION NEEDED on audience members at the Elvis Presley performance at the Olympia Theatre in Miami
1956 - INFORMATION NEEDED on audience member at the Elvis Presley performance at the Olympia Theatre in Miami
1956 - INFORMATION NEEDED on audience member at the Elvis Presley performance at the Olympia Theatre in Miami
1956 - INFORMATION NEEDED on audience member at the Elvis Presley performance at the Olympia Theatre in Miami
1956 - INFORMATION NEEDED on audience member at the Elvis Presley performance at the Olympia Theatre in Miami
1956 - Elvis Presley wowing the audience at the Olympia Theatre on Flagler Street, Miami
1956 - Elvis Presley wowing the audience at the Olympia Theatre on Flagler Street, Miami
1950's - Dressel's Dairy Farm quart milk bottle
1950's - Dressel's Dairy Farm quart milk bottle
1957 - brochure promoting the new Florida East Coast Railway's North Miami station
1957 - brochure promoting the new Florida East Coast Railway's North Miami station
1957 - Downtown Miami Skyline
1957 - Downtown Miami Skyline
1957 - the treeless barren Isla-Gold Trailer Park and Motel on US 1 in Naranja
1957 - the treeless barren Isla-Gold Trailer Park and Motel on US 1 in Naranja
1957 - Aerial view of Bird Road and SW 117 Avenue area
1957 - Aerial view of Bird Road and SW 117 Avenue area
1957 - Bird Road in the middle, viewed to the east, SW Dade County
1957 - Bird Road in the middle, viewed to the east, SW Dade County
1957 - U-toTe'm convenience store at NW 103 Street and 12 Avenue, Miami
1957 - U-toTe'm convenience store at NW 103 Street and 12 Avenue, Miami
1958 - The Miami News building on NW 7th Street
1958 - The Miami News building on NW 7th Street
1957 - Carol City Town Hall
1957 - Carol City Town Hall
1957 - letter from Desser & Garfield, owners and developers of Carol City in northwest Dade County
1957 - letter from Desser & Garfield, owners and developers of Carol City in northwest Dade County
1957 - Ferrara's Spic 'n Span Quick Service Laundry at 8512 NW 7th Avenue, Miami
1957 - Ferrara's Spic 'n Span Quick Service Laundry at 8512 NW 7th Avenue, Miami
1957 - Walgreens on A1A in Sunny Isles with the Gould Motel in the background
1957 - Walgreens on A1A in Sunny Isles with the Gould Motel in the background
1957 - Gusar Drug store on Collins Avenue in Sunny Isles
1957 - Gusar Drug store on Collins Avenue in Sunny Isles
1958 - aerial view of South Miami Heights, Cutler Ridge, Perrine, in Dade County, Florida
1958 - aerial view of South Miami Heights, Cutler Ridge, Perrine, in Dade County, Florida
1958 - aerial view of South Miami Heights, Cutler Ridge, Perrine, in Dade County, Florida (close up)
1958 - aerial view of South Miami Heights, Cutler Ridge, Perrine, in Dade County, Florida (close up)
1958 - the Little River Bank and Trust on NE 2nd Avenue, Little River
1958 - the Little River Bank and Trust on NE 2nd Avenue, Little River
1959 - Miami Herald relocation plans
1959 - Miami Herald relocation plans
1959 - Lindsley Lumber, (not at NW 27th Avenue and 179th Street, Carol City - sorry for mistake)
1959 - Lindsley Lumber, (not at NW 27th Avenue and 179th Street, Carol City - sorry for mistake)
1959 - 1st issue of the VOICE, serving the Catholic Diocese of Miami covering 16 counties of South Florida
1959 - 1st issue of the VOICE, serving the Catholic Diocese of Miami covering 16 counties of South Florida
1959 - Lindsley Lumber somewhere in South Florida
1959 - Lindsley Lumber somewhere in South Florida
1959 - the Biltmore Golf Course in Coral Gables
1959 - the Biltmore Golf Course in Coral Gables
1959 - Allied-Knox Signs on NW 54 Street, Miami
1959 - Allied-Knox Signs on NW 54 Street, Miami
Late 1950s - Highlander Homes in the Norwood section of North Dade County
Late 1950s - Highlander Homes in the Norwood section of North Dade County
1959 - 21101 to 21105 S. Federal Highway, Miami
1959 - 21101 to 21105 S. Federal Highway, Miami
1959 - the Florida East Coast Railway Station in North Miami
1959 - the Florida East Coast Railway Station in North Miami
1959 - FEC train boarding passengers at the North Miami station
1959 - FEC train boarding passengers at the North Miami station
1959 - Emerald Lake
1959 - Emerald Lake
1950's - WTVJ Channel 4 ad for Tumbleweed package of western shows from 5:30pm to 6:15pm Monday through Friday
1950's - WTVJ Channel 4 ad for "Tumbleweed" package of western shows from 5:30pm to 6:15pm Monday through Friday
1950's - looking west towards Miami on the 79th Street Causeway
1950's - looking west towards Miami on the 79th Street Causeway
1950's - Peoples National Bank of Miami Shores at 95th Street and NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores
1950's - Peoples National Bank of Miami Shores at 95th Street and NE 2nd Avenue, Miami Shores
1950's/60's - Stanley's Cash Store
1950's/60's - Stanley's Cash Store
Late 1950's - McBride-Bennett-Ulm Funeral Home at 15201 N. W. 7th Avenue, Miami
Late 1950's - McBride-Bennett-Ulm Funeral Home at 15201 N. W. 7th Avenue, Miami