Overtown Miami History

But she nevertheless believes the neighborhood remains separated from the recent arts boom in adjacent Miami neighborhoods. "The larger art community and Wynwood and the arts district, they don’t nece…

Credit Carl Juste / Miami Herald On any given day in Overtown, dozens of people walk down Northwest … Click below to hear about the colorful history of the Florida East Coast Railway police. Listen …

“Purvis Young … the Overtown neighborhood of Miami, Florida. Self-taught, Young’s work was often a blend painting/drawing with collaged elements utilizing everyday discarded found objects. Inspired …

Thousands of years before Europeans arrived, a large portion of south east Florida, including the area where Miami, Florida exists today, was inhabited by Tequestas.The Tequesta (also Tekesta, Tegesta, Chequesta, Vizcaynos) Native American tribe, at the time of first European contact, occupied an area along the southeastern Atlantic coast of Florida.

Bohemian Miami History Wolkowsky also owned properties in Miami and New York City. He could have lived anywhere, in other places that reflected a more conventional conception of glamour. "He had a vision of Key West that wa… Bohemian National Cemetery was founded in 1877 to provide for the needs of the Bohemian community. It is now open

When planning the city, Miami’s then all-white city government forced early black residents into a segregated area known as "Colored Town." Over time, that area grew into Overtown — a thriving …

On January 29, 2015, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez announced that Liberty Square, one of the country’s oldest public housing developments would be “razed and redeveloped.”Built in 1937 during the New Deal and under Jim Crow, the development was the first segregated public housing in the United States, built to house black residents of Miami moving out of the crowded black …

History of Overtown MiamiOvertown is sandwiched between swanky downtown miami high-rises and artsy Wynwood with its shops … but then you’re going to lose a lot of the history," he said. Story Continues Samuelsson hopes to r…