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15-APR-1926 Florida State Archives

1926 - Miami Senior High School

Miami, Florida

To all the Stingarees out there who have found this website. Parking was a problem even 81 years ago?

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Cheryl Lamp Munch 07-Mar-2022 04:55
My father, Vernon D. Lamp, graduated from Miami High Class of 1933. I, Cheryl (Lamp) Munch, graduated from there Class of 1965. Proud to be a "Stingaree"!
Don Boyd01-Dec-2015 08:03
Tom, the only museum I can recommend is HistoryMiami which is downtown between the county administration building and the main library. This is their website:

Tom McFarland 30-Nov-2015 18:06
Is there a museum or historical group in the area that would accept memorabilia for display from class of 1926? I have a friend with an old class ring that would be a treasure from that era.
Guest2 07-Oct-2014 12:23
Just got confirmation from Miami historian Antolin G. Carbonell referring to an old Sanborn fire map that this was Miami High School. Here's the url, broken up to post, for the 1921-1924 Miami map, sheet 13: ufdc (dot) ufl (dot) edu/UF00074201/00004/17j?search=miami
Guest 02-Oct-2014 19:58
The MHS website links to a page with a history timeline that states the old MHS moved to 275 NW 2nd Ave. in 1915, the picture above ought to be at the other end of that block on 3rd Ave. (perhaps showing the back of the school?). In the foreground should be the eastern end of Lummus Park. There are a few Lummus Park postcards on the Florida Memory Project photographic collection page that show this building at the eastern end. Seems this was the High School from 1915 to 1928 when the MHS historical timeline website states "students enter the new building [at SW 1st St.] on Valentines Day".
Angel Dominguez 05-Sep-2014 14:39
I went to Miami High in 1962- 63 and the paved parking lot was already there. I also remember when big puddles will collect after a heavy rainfall by the front entrance and at the bus stop at Flagler and the students with cars will try to get everybody wet. I agree with Mr. Hickman on the curb being higher and the chorus room in the top center. I remember we use to go for lunch at a place name Shirley's on the SE corner of Flagler st before they made it one way going West it had a great Jukebox with the latest 45's (He is a rebel, Run around Sue etc.)
richard 04-Jan-2011 03:35
im a proud stingaree myself graduated in 1995 and miami high is in a class by itself we have a history so rich that all of us who were fortuate to attended this beloved school should salute and appreciate its history and teach the new generation of stingarees of its rich history and impact that its had on all of us who are proud stingarees.
John Hickman 28-Sep-2010 18:08
I grauated in 1961. This picture is simular to my memory but the curb in front of the school was higher. There was also a forth floor right in the center front that was where the choris room was. The roof was red barrel tile. The park in front went the entire block to Flagler street. In 1961 it was still grass and I spent many a lunch time there laying on the grass. Whatson park, as it was called was a trade with the city of Miami for the land that the Orange Bowl was built on. One part of that deal was that all Miami Sr. High football home games would be played in the Orange Bowl. I know because I was there for three years seasons of "58", "59", "60". The main front door was different and there were enterance doors at the corners.I think this might be another building as there are so many differences that would require a lot of rebuilding? I have a "61" yearbook and I will compair but this might not be the old MHS I remember. I would appreciate comments to me as I am writing a book about the area at this time.
Rachelle F. 25-Jul-2010 15:49
This is definitely the older school. I graduated in the class of '60 and it did have 3 floors with the choir room on the 4th, above the entry way, but this is not it. I think this was the second school built before 1928 and later demolished after the new school on 27th a Ave. was built. There seems to be some confusion when the park in front of the current school was asphalted and turned into a parking lot. I say it was about 1959 and someone on facebook is saying they graduated in '65 and there was no parking lot. Was she at the same school I went to?
radio lady 13-Feb-2010 09:24
Ben Godwin -- I also graduated in '64, but since we had 977 in our class, I guess perhaps you won't hold it against me if I don't remember you. My name then was Kathy Thibault. I have an older brother Ernie who graduated in '62, and his wife, the former Lucille Guffy who graduated with us in '64. We were like siblings with the Davis Brothers, Gary and Bob, '62 and '64 respectively. Ring any bells?
roshe225-Dec-2009 18:54
I Graduated from Miami Sr. HIgh in 1948, Charlie George was one of the outstanding Football players of that time. Delta Cross was one of my most cherished english teachers. Gerald Shenkman
Ben Godwin 30-Aug-2009 17:42
Whether this is the new or old school is a mystery to me. It sure looks like the school I graduated from in '64. And, when looking closer, I think I can see myself and a few others throwing Cherry Bombs out of the third floor classroom windows.
Mr. Black was the principal whose office I visited regularly.

All joking aside I really think this historical picture is of the "new" school (just off Flager and 27th Ave - SW 1st St.). Most of the grounds and palm trees (in the front) were removed around 1960 and asphalted to allow for greater parking.
Linda 11-Feb-2009 21:11
Miami High has always been a beautiful structure. But last time I was in Miami, I drove by the school and it looked like a war zone!! Right in front of the school a drug deal was going down and several less than honorable looking "ladies" were walking around. What a crying shame!
Guest 10-Oct-2008 08:19
My sister, Margaret Carr graduated from Miami High in 1935
Don Boyd11-Jun-2008 04:21
Juan, the images are large enough for web display and that's about it. If you can get a decent print out of the above photo go for it but you would have order an 8x10 print from the Florida State Archives if they have it on file there. Some of their prints are only 4x6, 3x5, etc.

Juan F. D'Arce, Jr. 11-Jun-2008 03:41
I love the pictures. WoW! Talk about pride. Is there a way to get copies to mount?

Juan R. Pollo 20-Nov-2007 05:05
This school was built after the original one and was used until the Flagler school was built. This used to be in the area now occupied by the MPD building on the east side of I-95 between NW 3rd & 4th streets, and was last known as the English Center before being torn down. The new MHS school on Flagler opened in 1928. The building that was moved to Southside Elementary was the original one-room school. Check out Howard Kleinberg's "A Stingaree Century" for all the info.
Guest 20-Nov-2007 03:00
I think this is the new one. Looks like 1st Street running in front with one of the two lawns that abutted Flagler. The original one was moved a few years ago to make room for development adjacent to Brickell. The old one was move to South Side Park behind Fire Station No. 4 (the new No. 4) on SW 2nd Ave and about 11th Street.

Frank Rollason '63 Stingaree.
Juan R. Pollo 10-Oct-2007 18:57
This must be the old school, downtown. The new school wasn't completed until 1927 or 1928. The new one is much prettier than that.
Don Boyd25-Jun-2007 18:05
The image from the archives isn't much larger and probably only suitable for a small print (4x6). Send me an e-mail to and I'll send you the larger image via e-mail which you can put on a CD and take to CVS or wherever to have a print made. Don
M. Hills (Marcia Castillo) 25-Jun-2007 17:13
Oh My God! This is fantastic!!!! My sister graduated in 1965, I graduated in 1976 and my cousin graduated in 1978! I have such wonderful memories of my time here. I always knew that our school was beautful, but I never truly appreciated it until I got older and had kids of my own! Thank you for such a wonderful suprise.

Is there any way of getting a copy for mounting?