Oldest Photograph of "South Beach" Miami Beach 1900

Oldest Photograph of "South Beach" Miami Beach 1900
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Oldest known photograph of "South Beach" Miami Beach 1900. Photograph from Thomas J. Pancoast who was the Mayor of Miami Beach 1918 to 1920.

This photograph was taken on 7th Street looking south, the road on the right is Ocean Drive and the pier on left is the 5th Street Pier. In the background you can see Fisher Island and Government Cut. Photograph was taken by Thomas J. Pancoast who was the Mayor of Miami Beach from 1918 to 1920.

In 1886 Charles Lum builds the first home on Miami Beach at the site of the present Tides Hotel.

In 1870 Miami Beach was a sandbar and mangrove ridge. Henry and Charles Lum purchase 165 acres on South Beach for 75 cents acre for the purpose of planting and harvesting coconuts. In 1894 The coconut venture proves unprofitable for the Lums. They move off the Beach, leaving the plantation in control of John Collins.

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