Port of Miami in 1964

The Decades: 1960 – 1969

Growth during the decade of the 1960s was an extension of the growth experienced in the prior decade. With the building and opening of expressways, the suburbs experienced rapid growth….

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Miami Skyline in 1950s

The Decades: 1950 – 1959

The 1950s represented a decade of tremendous growth for South Florida. It also presented a lot of issues that lingered from pre-war Miami. The biggest issue was the growth of…

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Flagler Street on VJ Day in 1945

The Decades: 1940 – 1949

The first half of the 1940s was defined by World War II. Miami and all of South Florida was taken over by the military. Given its ideal climate and topography,…

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